Sonoyta Man Sentenced For 4th Trafficking Conviction

A lone Border Patrol agent watches over the San Miguel Gate. (PHOTO: Michel Marizco, Fronteras Desk )

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.

David Garcia at the San Miguel Gate with the new mystery gate behind him

2 Comments on "Sonoyta Man Sentenced For 4th Trafficking Conviction"

  1. The Tribe can kick him out, and should have done it allready.

  2. The Oracle of Tucson | November 15, 2017 at 11:44 am | Reply

    Editor:
    If your gonna include a photo of the “mysterious mystery” gate could you please include a little info on why it’s a called the “mystery gate”?

    The Oracle

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