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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2022

Man Charged for Smuggling 238 Pounds of Methamphetamine Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Juan Alberto Gomez-Antimo, 25, of Mexico, was charged by criminal complaint on October 17, 2022, for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Importation of Methamphetamine into the United States from Mexico.

The complaint alleges that on October 14, 2022, Gomez-Antimo, entered the United States through the San Luis Port of Entry where Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 222 packages hidden in his car. The packages contained a white crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The combined weight of the packages was over 238 pounds.

A conviction for each charged offense carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation of criminal conduct, not evidence. An individual is presumed innocent until evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Homeland Security Investigations is conducting the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Phoenix, is handling the prosecution.

 

CASE NUMBER:            MJ-22-02702-JFM
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-188_Gomez-Antimo

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
2022-188_Gomez-Antimo
Updated October 21, 2022