Mexican Teen With Meth Arrested At USBP Immigration Checkpoint

I-19 Checkpoint

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents detained a 17-year-old male Mexican national at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint on Wednesday afternoon after discovering a pound of methamphetamine concealed on his person.

Agents conducting secondary immigration inspections on passengers of a commercial shuttle van discovered the drugs during a subsequent search of a Tucson-bound teen. The meth, concealed within his clothing in small cylindrical bundles, has an estimated street value of $3,500.

After seizing the methamphetamine, the teen was arrested for narcotics smuggling and both were turned over to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.

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  1. Can someone please explain what would happen to an American teen caught with a pound of meth in Mexico?

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