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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Woman found with marijuana at BWI

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics dog found a small amount of marijuana in the luggage of a New York woman flying into BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport from Jamaica, officials said Wednesday. CBP officers took a cigarette containing less than one gram of marijuana from the woman. She was fined $500 under the agency's "Zero Tolerance" policy before being 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," Dianna Bowman, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore, said in a news release.