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.
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.