New Mexico State Police Seize 956 Pounds Of Marijuana At Gallup Port Of Entry In Two Days

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NMSP seize 391 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup port of entry. Courtesy photo

New Mexico State Police Seize 956 Pounds Of Marijuana At Gallup Port Of Entry In Two Days

GALLUP – The New Mexico State Police seized 391 pounds of marijuana Tuesday, out of a car hauler carrying two SUV’s at the Gallup port of entry.

The very next day two men were arrested at the Gallup port of entry when state police officers found 381 pounds of marijuana and 183 pounds of drug paraphernalia in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

While officers conducted a safety inspection on the CMV they observed 14 large boxes and could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the trailer. State Police officers found 299 bags of marijuana, cannabis vape oil and loaded dispensers.

The driver Eaid Gheith, 26, of Justice, IL. and co-driver Cemil Durgut, 30, of Bridgeview, IL were both arrested and booked into the Gallup-McKinley County Detention Center.

Gheith and Durgut were both charged with:

  • Attempt to commit felony; distribution of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids (over 100 lbs.) 30-21-22 (A)(1) 3rd Degree Felony;
  • Conspiracy to commit distribution of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids (over 100 lbs.) 30-31-22 (A)(1) 4th Degree Felony; and
  • Delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia 30-31-25.1 (B) Misdemeanor.
Eaid Gheith and Cemil Durgut are booked into the Gallup-McKinley County Detention Center. Courtesy/NMSP

Items confiscated by NMSP at the Gallup port of entry. Courtesy/NMSP

Items confiscated by NMSP at the Gallup port of entry. Courtesy/NMSP

Items confiscated by NMSP at the Gallup port of entry. Courtesy/NMSP

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