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Travelers Smuggle Marijuana Packaged as Paper

Release Date: 
March 31, 2011

Dallas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted two Japanese citizens smuggling more than 50 pounds of marijuana through Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, March 29.

Marijuana Disguise

Seized Marijuana

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The pair of 22-year-old men was traveling from Jamaica enroute to California when they were directed to baggage control for an inspection of their luggage. The inspection of their luggage revealed 11 vacuum-packed boxes containing 22 bricks of marijuana. The boxes containing the illegal narcotic were packaged to appear like reams of paper.

Marijuana Disguise

Seized Marijuana

Photo Credit:Photos Courtesyof Customs and Border Protection

"This interception is indicative of the attention to detail our officers' pay when processing travelers entering the U.S.," said Jeffrey O. Baldwin Sr., director of Houston CBP Field Operations. "We will take every opportunity to disrupt criminal activity whenever we encounter it."

CBP turned the two men over to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Department of Public Safety for criminal prosecution.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017