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.
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.
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.