Boy, 16, is arrested for using a remote-controlled car to transport meth across the US and Mexico border
Boy, 16, is arrested for using a remote-controlled car to transport $ 100,000 in meth across the US and Mexico border
- The 16-year-old was arrested on Sunday at the San Diego border
- Border patrols found him hidden in the brush with two large duffel bags filled with 50 packages of methamphetamine weighing nearly 56 pounds
- The boy, an unnamed American citizen, was booked against drug trafficking
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for using a remote-controlled car to smuggle more than $ 100,000 in methamphetamine across the US-Mexico border.
US customs and border patrol officers stationed in the San Diego area saw the teenager walk along a secondary border wall with two duffel bags that separated the US from Mexico on Sunday, CBP said in a statement.
The boy became suspicious as he dived in and out of the agents' view and urged them to investigate.
Agents found the teenager hiding in a thick brush near the border, according to the CBP statement, along with a remote-controlled car and two large bags.
There were 50 packages of methamphetamine in the bags weighing almost 56 pounds in total. The medication had an estimated street value of $ 106,096.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested for using a remote-controlled car (photo) to smuggle over $ 100,000 worth of methamphetamine over the US-Mexico border on Sunday.
Customs and border protection agents found the boy hidden in a brush near the border with two large duffel bags filled with 50 packages of meth weighing almost 56 pounds (photo)
The teenager, who is not named due to his age but is an American citizen, was arrested and booked for drug trafficking at a nearby patrol station.
& # 39; I am extremely proud of the increased vigilance and hard work of the agents in stopping this unusual smuggling program & # 39 ;, said Douglas Harrison, chief patrol of the San Diego sector sector.
The statement also referred to a similar failure in 2017 in which officers arrested a man who used a remote-controlled drone to transport 13.5 pounds of methamphetamine across the border at San Ysidro Harbor in Southern California.
The smuggler in that incident, 25-year-old Jorge Rivera, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in January 2018.
The teenager, who is not named because of his age, but is an American citizen, walked through a secondary border wall near San Diego when he was arrested by CBP agents (photo of the file)
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