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Teenager stopped by CBP officers for attempting to smuggle meth

EL PASO, Texas - A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody Tuesday at the Paso Del Norte border crossing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the teen was attempting to cross through the pedestrian lanes when a K-9 altered them to an odor of drugs coming from the teen. Officer's sent the teen to a second search, where a pat down revealed packages of meth taped to his thighs.

The teen was turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety for processing.

“This seizure once again proves that smugglers can come in all ages,” said CBP El Paso Port Director Ray Provencio. “CBP officers have stopped U.S. citizens and foreign travelers, teens, senior citizens, single adults and family units attempting to smuggle drugs across the border. There is no one type of smuggler,” said Provencio.

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