U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an American teenager on Wednesday, February 17, when he attempted to smuggle marijuana into the U.S.
At about 3:00 p.m., the 18-year-old male, who is also a resident of Tijuana, entered the border crossing as a pedestrian with a bike. According to a report obtained from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the CBP officer inspected the mountain bike and felt something bulky in the tires. Officers used a narcotic-detector dog that alerted them to the possibility of contraband.
After the mountain bike underwent x-ray inspection, agents removed the bike’s tires and found more than two-and-a-half pounds of marijuana stuffed into the tire tubes. The pot was stated to be worth over $1300.
CBP officers turned the teen over to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents. He is currently being held in the San Diego County Jail.