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Border pot bust nabs another teenager

April 29th 2012   ·   3 Comments

Nearly half of smugglers at Columbus are minors

Marijuana seized from student at Columbus, N.M., Feb. 2010. Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) – A 14-year-old from Palomas, Mexico, has been arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found nearly 15 pounds of marijuana is his school backpack.

The teenager was trying to enter the U.S. at the port of entry in Columbus, N.M., on Wednesday. The agency says in a statement that the boy was in a pedestrian lane when the officer at an inspection booth checked his backpack and found 14 packages of marijuana.

Officials say 40 percent of the marijuana seizures at the Columbus port involved smugglers who are minors. Five other juveniles have been arrested while carrying marijuana at the border crossing this year.

The biggest seizure involved 483 pounds of pot found concealed in a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Deming boy.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. shove a stick of dynamite up his butt and send him home.

  2. Try them as adults, they are putting themselves in that place. But, better if you send them home to Mexico, and close our border; and get serious about it NOW!

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