Mexican National Arrested for Smuggling at Douglas Port of Entry
September 3rd 2012 · 7 Comments
Douglas, Ariz. — A female resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico was arrested on August 28, for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly $70,000 worth of marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred Rosalva Avilez Teran, 23, for inspection of her Pontiac sedan when she attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers located nearly 140 pounds of marijuana throughout the vehicle.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. Teran was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement- Homeland Security Investigations agents.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity raising no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.cbp.gov.
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