Crime

Trio caught with drugs, stolen firearms hidden in SUV

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Bernalillo County deputies busted three men for drugs and more than a dozen stolen guns.

Deputies pulled over an SUV near Coors and Arenal late Thursday night, according to a criminal complaint. 

Behind the wheel was 25-year-old Jesus Samaniego-Villa with passengers 20-year-old Christian Meza-Samaniego and 27-year-old Daniel Landeros-Garcia.

BCSO reportedly found eight rifles (two of which were stolen), six handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, armor, cocaine and more than $33,000 in cash in the vehicle.

The trio appeared in court this weekend where the state filed a preventative detention motion on each that would keep them locked up until trial.

"What that means, Mr. Villa, is you are being held in custody until a District Court judge can hear the state's motion," said Judge Christine Rodriguez. 

All three suspects are facing drugs and stolen firearm charges.


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