CA3: Customs searches occur to and from VI; here bag was put into baggage claim to see who claimed it

Customs can search bags coming to and from the Virgin Islands. Here, bags on an airplane were searched and it was returned to baggage claim to see who picked it up, and that was reasonable. United States v. Forde, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 15168 (3d Cir. June 1, 2022).

A dog sniff by one officer while the other was completing computer checks and citation paperwork did not extend the stop. Even if, the CI’s information was reasonable suspicion. United States v. Stamper, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98311 (W.D.N.C. June 2, 2022).*

Surveillance of one man’s Kik App led to information about defendant’s interest and child porn, and that led to a valid search of defendant’s computers. United States v. Chiu, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 15204 (1st Cir. June 1, 2022).*

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