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Phoenix Teen Attempts To Smuggle Marijuana Through Douglas Port

Release Date: 
May 2, 2010

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they apprehended a 17-year-old Phoenix resident trying to smuggle marijuana taped to his torso and legs.

Photo showing packages of marijuana a taped to teen's torso.

CBP Officers at the Douglas port of entry noticed that this teen acted nervous during an inspection. They searched him and discovered more than $38,000 worth of marijuana taped to his body.

On May 2, CBP Officers were screening travelers when they observed a young male wearing a baggy shirt and baggy pants. The teen became nervous as the officers began to check his identification and ask him questions. He was identified as a U.S citizen and resident of Phoenix. When the CBP officers became suspicious and searched the teen, they discovered that he had a total of eight packages of marijuana taped to his torso and inner thighs. The marijuana had an estimated street value of more than $38,000.

CBP Officers seized the marijuana. The teen was held for questioning and turned over to the custody of the Douglas Police Department.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017