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Man pays $500 (as penalty) for less than a gram of pot at BWI
Man pays $500 (as penalty) for less than a gram of pot at BWI

A man was charged $500 for less than a gram of pot at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday — after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics dog sniffed it out in his luggage. The charge was actually a penalty assessed by CBP under the agency's "Zero Tolerance" policy for illegal narcotics — which can be assessed even if police, such as the Maryland Transportation Authority Police at BWI, don't pursue charges. The traveler, an unidentified man from Bethesda, arrived at BWI on a flight from the Dominican Republic with the pot in a pill bottle in his luggage, CBP officials said, and was released after paying the fine. Robert Hunt, a CBP Officer and...

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