Guatemalan nationals held in NM license fraud case

Posted at: 02/25/2013 8:43 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say two Guatemalan nationals have been arrested in a scheme to illegally obtain New Mexico driver's licenses after being driven from New Jersey. 

Fabian Guerra-Pirir, 32, Hector Martinez-Cruz, 28, were arrested Friday on driver's license forgery and conspiracy charges.

According to a police report, the pair told investigators they were driven from New Jersey to New Mexico to obtain the licenses.

Officers said both men had temporary New Mexico driver's licenses. Also arrested in the alleged scheme were 29-year-old Rommel "Danny" Salazar-Duran and 39-year-old Edith Munoz-Trujillo.

It was unclear if any had attorneys. T

he arrests come as Gov. Susana Martinez continues to push state lawmakers to repeal a New Mexico law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. 

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