Former customs officer sentenced to 1 year 1 day in prison

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Guam – The District Court of Guam handed a one-year plus one day sentence on Thursday to former Guam Customs and Quarantine Officer Henry Alvendia. 

He was arrested after he was discovered accepting bribes and kickbacks totaling over $30,000 in 2010.

But after providing the federal government assistance in the drug smuggling case involving Raymond Martinez and Juanita Moser, the feds requested a reduced sentence and the court agreed.

Alvendia served as the key witness in the case involving Raymond Martinez and Juanita Moser.

In this case, Alvendia assisted the government as an informant and helped gather video and audio evidence against the couple.

Martinez and Moser are in California awaiting trial for attempting to smuggle eight pounds of methamphetamine into Guam.

Alvendia has been pending sentencing for four years. Aside from his prison sentence, Alvendia will be made to pay over $29,000 in restitution.

The court ordered Alvendia to self-surrender to DOC to serve his time.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.