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 at San Miguel 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.