San Luis, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port of entry arrest another juvenile for marijuana smuggling.
Today a 15-year-old juvenile applied for entry into the United States through the pedestrian entrance. The CBP officers who encountered the young man noticed something peculiar about his person and escorted him into the office. Once in secondary the officers found a package of marijuana with a weight of more than one pound taped to his inner thigh.
CBP officers seized the marijuana and the vehicle. The boy was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation and prosecution.
The Customs and Border Protection officers took him into custody and seized the marijuana and turned the case over to the San Luis, Ariz. Police Department for further investigation and processing.
The marijuana has an estimated street value of $2,710.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.