Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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State v. Veronica Alegria Rodriguez

The defendant was arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry for transporting for sale over 12 kilograms of cocaine valued at $250,000 in her vehicle after a Customs and Border Protection drug detection dog alerted on her vehicle. CBP officers removed the front bumper and found metal boxes welded to the frame rails of defendant’s vehicle containing cocaine. After a fully-litigated trial, a jury convicted the defendant of the charged offense. The defendant absconded and faces up to 12.5 years in prison upon her apprehension.