Southern Arizona Teenager Caught at Border with Heroin Thighs

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Today in Found at the Border: No, the southern Arizona teenager recently arrested at the border has not been working out -- it was just a bunch of heroin duct-taped to his legs.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the 17-year-old teenager pictured above, from the border town of San Luis, tried to come back to the country from Mexico with those heroin thighs.

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Once the kid got selected for the secondary inspection while trying to cross the San Luis port of entry through the pedestrian lanes, it wasn't incredibly difficult to find out what he was trying to do.

According to CBP, the kid had nearly three pounds of heroin taped to himself, and they put the estimated value on it at $36,000.

CBP caught at least three drug-smugglers this week with much more heroin or meth, but they all tried to (unsuccessfully) hide it somewhere in their cars.

The teenager with heroin thighs, whose name wasn't released, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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Erin Morley
Erin Morley

Seriously? Just "go free"? He's smuggling illegal, dangerous drugs that could kill someone.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Hopefully hes mexican and can go free. Poor kid is just trying to help out his family and start a new life in the US.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

He would have been home free if he shoved the H up his ass.

Tim Eigo
Tim Eigo

Odd. It usually goes right to the hips.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Reminds me of that old AC/DC song Shook Me All Night Long:

She had the sightless eyes
Telling me no lies
Knockin' me out with those heroin thighs
Taking more than her share
Had me fighting for air
She told me to come but I was already there

OK, I took some liberty with the lyrics, but it fits pretty well.

robert_graham
robert_graham

"it was just a bunch of heroin duct-taped to his legs."

Excuse me?  You're always in denial aren't you!  The punk deserves a life sentence.

robert_graham
robert_graham

He deserves the death penalty "on the spot" to send a clear message that smuggling is not allowed.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@DonkeyHotay No, don't legalize it.  Heroin has no beneficial use at the street level and this kid should be tried and imprisoned as if he were an adult.

car_del99
car_del99

@Erin Morley  Where does it says that he " went free " ?


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bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Marco Cruz A new low for apologists everywhere.  He was just trying to help out his family? He should have stayed in Mexico and went to work washing windshields at the border.  It doesn't pay as much, but it is honest labor.


Oh, that's right..."honest labor" does not translate well into Mehico-speak

car_del99
car_del99

@Marco Cruz  He lives on this side  you fool !!!!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public  

I'm old enough to have had Don McLean's song go through my head:

Bye, bye, Mister Heroin Thighs

 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK. JAFFY U R the 1 that deserves the death penalty "on the spot" since people have been complaining about the toilets at BK, being full of shit as URself. U need to go back under the RACIST's bed, where U live....concentrate on bathing him, powder him and change his diaper.....oh, and don't forget to empty his bag. It's all U R good 4. FKNG IDIOT.

JustSayin
JustSayin

@JoeArpaioFan 

Damn right!   Screw the Constitution and all that 'due process' nonsense!

</sarcasm>

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bob_lablaw96 "Heroin has no beneficial use at the street level"

Complete bullshit.

It's used by MILLIONS of people worldwide, every single day.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@valleynative Great, no sooner do I get that AC/DC song to stop running through my head now I'm gonna have this one that'll stick with me for the rest of the afternoon.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative .... chime all you want. Your initial assertion is still absurdly false, ipso facto.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@valleynative

Maybe you aren't the final arbiter of "beneficial" ... especially when it comes to OTHER PEOPLE's decisions.

hth.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay Maybe you don't understand the word "beneficial" or the concept of "street level".

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