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Teen tries to cross border with drugs taped to legs

Posted: 11:46 AM, Aug 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-10 17:46:45Z

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an American teen Wednesday who tried to smuggle five pounds of heroin taped to his legs across the border at San Luis.

The boy, 15, tried to cross into Mexico via a pedestrian lane. A narcotics detection canine sniffed out the drugs.

CBP seized the drugs and turned the boy over to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division