Bernalillo County –NM State Police Investigations Bureau agents arrested two individuals identified as Manuel Chimbo-Pando (31) of Ecuador and Carlos Turcios (29) of El Salvador. They were arrested on the evening of Tuesday, April 9 2013 in Albuquerque NM.
Both subjects were attempting to falsely obtain New Mexico Driver’s License at a local Motor Vehicle Office. The pair traveled from Queens New York to Albuquerque NM with the intentions of obtaining a New Mexico Driver’s license.
Each paid $1,500.00 for supporting documents to establish residency. They were provided with a rental agreement, bank account, and driving school certification.
New Mexico Tax and Revenue agents worked with state police agents on this case. The two were charged with Altered, Forged, or Fictitious Drives License, and Forgery. All are felony charges.
They were both booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.
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Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez