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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Taped to Young Teen

Release Date: 
December 21, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they apprehended a 13-year-old boy trying to smuggle marijuana taped to his body.

Approximately a pound of marijuana is found taped to a teens inner thigh.

Approximately a pound of marijuana is found taped to a teens inner thigh.

On December 18 at about 3 p.m., CBP officers were screening travelers when they observed a 13-year-old boy wearing loose clothing. The boy was identified as a resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The CBP officers searched the boy and found that he had one package of marijuana taped to his inner thigh. The marijuana weighed about a pound and had an estimated street value of more than $1,700.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017