Saturday, June 4, 2011

When 19-Year-Olds Go Bad on the Border

Posted By on Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 8:39 AM

In this week's media update from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the Southwest border, border officials seized 2,098 of marijuana, 20 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of heroin.

However, two 19-year-old U.S. citizens got in on the action, too:

On June 2, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen male attempted to enter the United States through a Douglas Port vehicle lane and was referred for a secondary inspection. During further inspection, CBP officers observed abnormalities with the vehicle’s floorboards which led to the discovery of 28 packages of marijuana concealed under the carpet. The narcotics weighed nearly 38 pounds with an estimated value of $18,960. The subject was taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.

On June 2, a 19 year-old U.S. citizen attempted to enter the United States through a San Luis Port vehicle lane and was referred for a secondary inspection after CBP officers observed suspicious behavior. Subsequently, a narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle’s tires and a follow-up non-intrusive inspection revealed abnormalities. Further inspection yielded the discovery of 24 packages of marijuana weighing 75 pounds with an estimated value of $37,500. The subject was taken into custody and turned over to ICE HSI for further investigation.

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