14-Year-Old Boy Busted Trying to Bring Six Pounds of Meth Over Border in Cans of Corn

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CBP
Not six pounds of corn.
Today in Found at the Border: A 14-year-old boy trying to cross the border into the United States through Nogales was busted with six pounds of meth, and almost six grams of cocaine.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the boy was carrying a bag full of what appeared to be groceries, but turned out to be meth- and coke-smuggling vessels disguised as groceries.

See also:
-Teens Caught Smuggling More Than 300 Pounds of Weed In Separate Attempts
-Mexican National Tries, and Fails, to Hide 3,000 Pounds of Weed in Cans of Jalapeños
-Agents Find Heroin Stuffed in a Guy's Belly Button
-Bell Peppers Will Not Disguise 2,000 Pounds of Weed

One of CBP's canines sniffed out something in the boy's grocery bag, and officers found the drugs after opening cans of maíz para pozole, or hominy.

CBP values the drugs at more than $90,000.

No further information was released about the boy, since CBP turns over their suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations once they make drug discoveries like this.

However, we can tell you that the boy isn't the only teenager busted trying to move drugs across the border. CBP just passed along information earlier this week that two 16-year-olds were caught trying to bring a combined 300 pounds of marijuana over the border. These boys were over at the border port in Douglas, in separate and unrelated smuggling attempts.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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DREDGE
DREDGE

nEXT THEY WILL BE SAYING THAT TEENS ARE BEING PROFILED.

DREDGE
DREDGE

sO aRIZONA, DO YOU THINK YOUR STATE AND CITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY FROM THE ILLEGAL INVASION OF THESE DOPE CARRYING CRIMINALS? tHOSE WHO WOULD PUT UP CHILDREN TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK? oR DO YOU TIHINK you all have the right, like arpaio , to shoot, kill, detain, remove, tieup and impound their vehicles as a citizen protecting other citizens?? is this really ablout the feds"controlling" the immigration? or is it about the feds" failing" to protect us as they are supposed to? I believe you all should look at the wording on the laws, The Feds are suposed to not only control immigration, they are supposed to protect our borders...and so states and cities and counties should ALSO BE ABLE TO PROTECT OUR LANDS AND CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY OUR KIDS FROM THESE DRUG TOTING INNOCENTS , ALSO KNOWN AS THEY CARTEL. SCRWEW THE JUDGE WHO SASY ARPAIO WAS PROFILING, SCRWEW THE FEDS, TAKE BACK YOUR STTATES AND YOUR COMMUNITIES WIHT LAWS THAT SUPPORT YOUR RIGHT TO PROTECT YOURSELVES. SINCE THEY WANT TO NOT DO WHAT THEY ARE ALSO SUPPOSED TO BE DOING--PROTECTING YOU FROM FOREIGHN INVASION...AND THEY AREN'T, HAVEN'T BEEN, SAY THEY AREN'T GOING TO AND TRY TO TELL US ALL THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THIS WHILE IT IS EASY TO READ THE LAWS AND SEE THEY ARE SITTING AND FARTING AND THAT IS ABOUT ALL THEY DO.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I actually find it humorous what you civilians think you know about the flow of dope.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Pot is the number one cash flow for Cartels, so it is a problem. Legalize it and the problem begins to fade. Cartels have two main things that fund it, Pot and Meth. Anything else is miniscule compared to those two. I know what's coming in because I used to play that game for many years. I still have sources. You can't believe what you read, if you haven't been on the front lines you can only pretend to know what's going on.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

....90 plus percent of all drugs come to the USA via MEXICO!!!!! PERIOD!!!!

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Oh and you neglected to include how many people die from alcohol and prescription drugs. People always forget good old alcohol for some reason.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Again the undying appetite for dope by Americans is the problem. Legalize pot 90 percent of the cartels cash crop is hit hard. You discount the cocaine coming over from Columbia and the Heroin coming in from the Middle East. The blame needs to be on the place that is causing this and that is right here in the good ol USofA.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

I read the article did you read my post? also each and every year Illegal drugs kill about 17,000 in the USA!!!! 90% of those illegal drugs are from MEXICO!!!!!! That's over 100,000 deaths in 7 years!!!!

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

I think you need to re-read the article Ed, the number I read was Mexico's death count and its been over a 7 year period which you neglected to post conveniently. If this country's drug appetite was somewhat suppressed so many people wouldn't be dying here or there. Now I'm glad you posted the link so I could read it because you read it wrong. And these kids that mule the crap over are in it for a fast buck, they aren't as naive about what they are doing and anyone that thinks so hasn't had any interaction with 14 year old kid recently.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Charge him as an adult and send him to an adult prison.  I'm sure those sex starved inmates would love that fresh meat.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

....I just love liberal logic, The article the New Times posted was about a fucking 14 year old MEXICAN KID not a fucking illegal alien from Canada..... you reverse racist liberal fucks get all hell bent when you see the word MEXICAN attached to anything except for food.....you sicken me.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Right. Because the drug cartels other than Mexican are staffed with Mother-Theresas.

Paul Ross
Paul Ross

Minors don't get heavy sentences

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Edward, how did this turn political and "you Liberals" verbage?

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

Can you post the article that states that number of 70,000? I'd like to read it. Mexico where it's the front line is somewhere near double the deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq combined not 20 times. So from what I can tell the number you posted seems somewhat inflated.

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

No, it's not right but it's not news. Nothing new at all.

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Not just Mexican gangs do this, all gangs exploit kids. Nothing new.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

The Mexican drug cartels don't give a shit about children, women, or the elderly.....they have no honor or respect for the human race, the total death toll here in the US is thought to exceed 70,000 — or nearly 20 times more than NATO combat deaths in Afghanistan. Its a War people, but most of you Liberals cant see the truth about the problem until its at you're door.

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Teens doing work for adults is nothing new. Teens typically get lighter consequences. #Drugtrafficing101

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Now why would ANYONE bring canned corn into the U.S.? Someone is real stupid and it isn't just the kid. The cartel is probably convening a kangaroo court right about now for that genius.

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