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(Mesquite, NV) – While conducting routine traffic enforcement Monday evening on I-15 near mile marker 118 Mesquite Police Officers observed a 2001 Toyota, Tundra weaving in and out of the southbound travel lanes.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, David Martinez who’s California license was suspended, and two passengers, Erick Lizarraga and Martin Arguelles neither of which had a valid driver’s license. Mesquite Police Officers were also informed the vehicles insurance was expired.

During a consensual search of the vehicle, officers noticed that there was an after-market hidden compartment built into the vehicle which contained several plastic wrapped packages containing $17,825 in US currency as well as a small amount of methamphetamine.

All three subjects were taken into custody by special agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Las Vegas.


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