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CBP Officers Find a Pound of Marijuana on Juvenile in Douglas

Release Date: 
January 4, 2010

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when CBP officers detected $1,800 of marijuana being smuggled by a juvenile.

A 15-year-old boy is found with marijuana taped to his leg.

A 15-year-old boy is found with marijuana taped to his leg.

On January 2 at about 9 p.m. CBP officers were screening travelers when they became suspicious of a 15-year-old boy who was identified as a United States citizen and resident of Douglas. Further investigation revealed that the boy had about a pound of marijuana taped to his leg. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $1,800.

CBP officers seized the marijuana. The boy was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further questioning. The boy was released to the custody of his parents.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017