In addition to narcotics interdiction, CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items.


BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport found a small amount of marijuana Monday in bags carried by a U.S. citizen arriving from Jamaica.

A woman was referred for a secondary inspection where a subsequent search by CBP officers resulted in the discovery and seizure of 3.77 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe with marijuana residue.  The woman, a District of Columbia resident, was assessed a $500 Zero Tolerance penalty and released.

“Possessing narcotics, even in small amounts considered for personal use, remains illegal and travelers face severe consequences, from costly civil penalties up to, and including, possible arrest,” said Dianna Bowman, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.