ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deputies say a man was hiding a bag of stolen diamonds where the sun don’t shine. That is until one of the lawmen cracked the case during a traffic stop in the North Valley on Sunday afternoon.
Eusebio Padilla, 23, now faces charges of tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property and some traffic violations. He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over Padilla around 4:30 p.m. near Fourth and Calle de Los Hijos NW for driving a motorcycle without a license plate.
After handcuffing Padilla, deputies say he “removed a baggy from his butt crack” and dropped it on the ground. Inside were 44 small diamonds.