14-year-old girl found smuggling marijuana.
The Associated Press
Columbus, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Southern New Mexico seized more than 5 pounds of marijuana hidden in a backpack carried by a 14-year-old girl who walked across the border from Mexico.
The discovery was made last month in Columbus.
The girl, a United States citizen from Surprise, Ariz., was selected for a secondary exam. While searching the backpack, officers found five blocks of marijuana.
The girl was remanded to a border crimes task force.
Her identity is not being disclosed because she is a juvenile.