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CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Concealed on Body of Teenager

Release Date: 
December 17, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they apprehended a 15-year-old boy trying to smuggle marijuana taped to his body.

On December 16 at about 7:30a.m., CBP officers were screening travelers when they observed a 15-year-old boy wearing a bulky coat. The boy was identified as a U.S. citizen and a student at the Douglas High School.

A package of marijuana is found taped to a teenagers torso.

A package of marijuana is found taped to a teenagers torso.

The CBP officers searched the boy and found that he had a package of marijuana taped to his lower back and another package taped to his thigh. The marijuana weighed about 1.5 pounds and had an estimated street value of more than $2,000.

CBP officers seized the marijuana. CBP officers held the boy for questioning. The boy was released to the custody of his father.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017