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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.

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Joe Poutous Feb. 19, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m.

he is probably one of those critical mass jerks, too.

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Ken Harrison Feb. 24, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m.

A young guy would cross through the Chinese boarder check point each day on a bicycle. The border guard knew the man was smuggling something, and would throughly check him out each day, but never found anything for years. Decades later, now retired, the guard ran into the man. He asked, ":I know your were smuggling something,what was it. The man said . . . Bicycles!

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