U.S. Customs officers find more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine inside Xbox

Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 22:22:07-04

A teen was arrested Thursday for trying to smuggle drugs inside a video game console.

A release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers referred a 16-year-old for further questioning when he tried to enter through the Morley pedestrian crossing, which separates the U.S. and Mexico sides of Nogales.

A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the possible presence of drugs inside an Xbox gaming system. Authorities said they found more than three pounds of methamphetamine inside, valued at nearly $10,000.

The drugs were seized and the teen was turned over to immigration and customs enforcement officials.