CBP: Vic Mensah Arrested at Dulles with Drugs in Luggage

Rapper Vic Mensah was arrested at Dulles Airport on Saturday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found illegal narcotics in his baggage.

According to the report, Victor Kwesi Mensah, 28, arrived on board a flight from Ghana at about 7 a.m. on Jan. 15. During a secondary baggage examination, CBP officers discovered about 41 grams of liquid 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 responded and charged Mensah with felony narcotics possession charges and took him into custody.

Although some states have decriminalized certain personal quantities of illicit narcotics, CBP advises travelers to be aware that narcotics possession remains illegal under federal law. Additionally, travelers should know that they are subject to CBP federal inspection upon departing and arriving to the United States.

“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,” stated Daniel Escobedo, area port director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, DC, in the announcement of the arrest. “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.”

Mensah was held without bond. His arraignment and bond hearing in Loudoun County District Court set for Tuesday were continued. A preliminary hearing on the felony charges is scheduled for March 8.

A display of the drugs found in the luggage of rapper Vic Mensah while clearing customs at Dulles Airport on Jan. 15. [CBP photo]

3 thoughts on “CBP: Vic Mensah Arrested at Dulles with Drugs in Luggage

  • 2022-01-18 at 8:59 am
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    Very sorry to read this news about rapper Vic Mensa. Our young people have so few heroes they can look up to. When something like this happens, the dearth of role models for them becomes apparent. I sincerely hope Vic Mensa gets the treatment he needs. He’s still young & has an opportunity to turn his life around.

  • 2022-01-18 at 9:26 am
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    Another budding career in “independent pharmacology” has been prematurely ended. I’m sure he’ll get a very stern admonition from Buta Biberaj before he is released without bond.

    For those not versed in metric measurements, 349 grams is about 12 ounces. And LSD doses range from 5 to 400 micrograms. Forty-one grams is a lot of LSD doses!

  • 2022-01-19 at 10:10 am
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    Drug and alcohol addicts have addictive personality disorders. The drug/alcohol markets caters to these addictive personalities. You see it on almost every TV show where it is ok to smoke dope or take narcotics and or they are drinking alcohol. It use to be the same for the cigarette industry until they made them stop commercializing it. We need to do the same for drugs as a whole.
    Teach your children healthy coping skills. Keep them in their primary levels. If they start using defense mechanisms to cope; it is a sign of secondary coping and you need to work hard on building their brain chemistry to a higher level and teach them primary coping skills. How can we as a community help? Start asking the judges during sentencing to push for longer times in jail so they force sobriety and early release if they agree to attend AA every day and take drug and urine tests to assure their success. How can you help your children cope? Build their stamina throughout their childhood. Keep them busy with chores and responsibilities and include fun times such as walking, listening to nice music, reading books, talking and watching a decent movie without the drugs and alcohol. Learn primary coping and secondary coping skills and when you see them using the defense mechanisms….you know you have to push harder. God Bless and let’s hope this young man has a tough judge, a tougher sentence and a family that will provide tough love as well and not participate in his professional manipulative behaviors, deceits and lies. Force sobriety works. Go after the drug cartels.

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