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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sonoyta Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Fourth Trafficking Conviction

     TUCSON, Ariz. – Last week, Bernardo Romo-Ramos, 35, of Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 200 months of imprisonment.  Bernardo Romo-Ramos had previously pleaded guilty to importation of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.  This was Romo-Ramos’s fourth drug trafficking conviction. 


     On Aug. 23, 2016, Romo-Ramos entered the United States from Mexico through the Papago Gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. He was driving a 2001 Chevrolet truck that was later found to be loaded with 22 kilograms of methamphetamine and 1.2 kilograms of heroin. The forty-seven packages of narcotics were located in after-market compartments under the floorboards of the truck.


     The investigation was conducted by the Homeland Securities Investigations’ Native American Targeted Investigation of Violent Enterprises Task Force.  The prosecution was handled by Sarah B. Houston and Susanna Martinez, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Tucson.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-432-TUC-RCC-BGM       

RELEASE NUMBER:    2017-111_ Romo_Ramos


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
CR-17-432-TUC-RCC-BGM / 2017-111_ Romo_Ramos
Updated November 13, 2017