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.
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.
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.