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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.