The day of a an agent in the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has got to be more interesting than most. It seems like a lot of people try to get themselves and contraband across the border from Mexico to the United States, even though the legal implications could be very serious. In a more recent CBP bust, a 16-year-old was nailed trying to smuggle more than a hundred pounds of weed across the border.
The unnamed teenager, from Glendale, Arizona, was driving the Volkswagon sedan with two adult passengers, aged 23 and 24. They were halted on their trip back at the Port of Lukesville, Arizona border crossing when a narcotics detection dog picked something up in their vehicle. Customs agents searched the car and found 12 packages of marijuana, totaling 185 pounds of weed. The seizure was said to be worth around $92,000. The three wannabe smugglers were transported to immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Though medicinal marijuana is legal in the trio’s home state of Arizona, it is still illegal for recreational use, therefore hard to get a hold of legally. The ladies were clearly working for the plug, if they were not the plug themselves. It’s hard to believe that anybody would include a child on this mission. Possibly, they felt that the presence of a youngster would make them less hot. Regardless, trying to get weed or any other illegal substance across the border. It is never a good idea to try that. These young women are probably facing some significant time.