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Chicago rapper Vic Mensa was arrested on drug charges at Virginia Airport

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FILE: Rapper Vic Mensa will perform at WGN's Daytime Chicago in October 2021.

CHICAGO - Chicago rapper Vic Mensa was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia after US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered illegal drugs in his luggage.

Mensa, who is actually named Victor Kwesi Mensah, was to board a plane from Ghana around 7am on Saturday morning.

During a secondary baggage check, CBP officers discovered about 41 grams of liquid lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), about 124 grams of Psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of Psilocybin gum and six grams of Psilocybin mushrooms stored inside the 28-year-old luggage.

Drugs allegedly confiscated by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers on Saturday, January 15 (Photo: US Customs and Border Protection)

Airport officials responded and charged Mensah with possession of narcotics.

CBP officials used this incident to remind travelers that drug possession remains illegal under federal law, even though some states have decriminalized specific amounts.

"Drug bans remain 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 transporting illegal drugs into the United States are investigated and prosecuted," Daniel said. Escobedo, Area Port Director for CBP's Area Port of Washington, DC, said.

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