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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Loads of Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 4, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a local woman and a Mexican man Nov. 1 following separate attempts to smuggling more than $250,000 worth of marijuana.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Naco, located a load of marijuana within a compartment in the floor of a smuggling vehicle

Further search of a smuggling vehicle led to the discovery of packages of marijuana underneath the seats of the smuggling vehicle.

Manuel De Jesus Lopez-Montano, 65, was arrested for attempting to smuggle nearly 255 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $127,000, concealed throughout his Dodge truck.

Rosalylya Espinosa-Lopez, 30, of Douglas, was arrested after a CBP narcotic detection canine alerted to nearly 246 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $123,000, concealed throughout her Pontiac sedan.

Officers seized the vehicles and marijuana, and referred both suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017