Sterling, VA.– Rapper Vic Mensah was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a cache of illicit narcotics in his baggage.
Victor Kwesi Mensah, 28, arrived on board a flight from Ghana at about 7 a.m. on Saturday. During a secondary baggage examination, Customs and Border Protection officers discovered about 41 grams of liquid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), about 124 grams of Psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of Psilocybin gummies, and six grams of Psilocybin mushrooms concealed inside Mensah’s luggage.
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police officers charged Mensah with felony narcotics possession charges. Officers took custody of Mensah and the illicit narcotics.
Despite some states decriminalizing certain personal quantities of illicit narcotics, travelers should be aware that narcotics possession remains illegal under federal law. Additionally, travelers should know that they are subject to Customs and Border Protection federal inspection upon departing and arriving in the United States, according to federal authorities.
“Travelers can save themselves time and potential criminal charges during their international arrivals inspection if they took a few minutes to ensure that their luggage is drug-free,” said Daniel Escobedo, Area Port Director for Customs and Border Protection’s Area Port of Washington, D.C. “Narcotics interdiction remains a Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority and we remain committed to working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to ensure that those who transport illegal narcotics into the United States are investigated and prosecuted.”