Teen Smuggling Marijuana in Bike Tires Stopped by CBP

San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday stopped an unusual smuggling attempt: marijuana hidden inside the tires of a mountain bike.

At about 3 p.m., an 18-year-old male U.S. citizen, and resident of Tijuana brought his bicycle to the pedestrian border crossing at San Ysidro. The CBP officer inspected the bicycle and felt discrepancies in the tires.

The inner tube of a bike tire conceals marijuana bundles.
The inner tube of a bike tire conceals marijuana bundles.

Officers ran the mountain bike through an X-ray and saw abnormalities in the tires. A CBP narcotic detector dog screened the bike and alerted.

Officers removed the bike’s tires and found marijuana stuffed into the tire tubes, one package inside each tire. The packages contained more than two and a half pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $1,312.

CBP seized the bicycle and narcotics and turned custody of the teen over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents; he is currently being held at the San Diego County Jail.

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.

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  1. It is really time to quit playing Al Capone and Elliott Ness.

    “CBP seized the bicycle and narcotics and turned custody of the teen over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents; he is currently being held at the San Diego County Jail.”

    Cannabis isn’t a narcotic. Who writes this stuff? Do you check up on anything or just … take what the gov’t gives ‘ya as the gospel truth, tool?

    Why don’t you report on how much it will cost taxpayers to put him in jail? Is it worth the money that we will have to borrow from china (40 cents out of every dollar)? I wonder why we spend $4.2 BILLION each and every year in California just on the prisons. I can see violent people but you shouldn’t jail people just for using cannabis. Quit throwing the non-violent in jail…we can’t afford it anymore.

    Don’t start with the “it’s the law” mantra. So is selling toxic derivatives…completely legal…but the banks walked away with EVERYTHING including big bonuses for doing it! But, it’s completely legal…but it’s not right. Cannabis prohibition isn’t right either. Google “Why is marijuana illegal” to see how the last of the robber barons illegally got their way. The way the prohibition law was made is not right. Even the AMA was against cannabis prohibition. The AMA was thrown out of the congressional hearings because of their stand against cannabis prohibition…but it’s perfectly legal. It’s not right, but it’s legal.

    Time to legalize (again) and regulate.

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