Filed Under:  Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, Marijuana, Mexican

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.

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After a CBP narcotics canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers located nearly 140 pounds of marijuana throughout the vehicle.

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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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Surprise surprise. Its not like they’d be smuggling repayment for taking care of its nationals sponging off the us taxpayer or anything.

  2. Mark Dennis says:

    i bet our fed was mad about this you’d think they’d have a better way of getting it in but they must want to go cheap

  3. The presidents retreat has the largest field of the stuff growing out back. They all come back well rested and laid back.





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