Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests / Criminal Law / 4th Cir.: Forensic search of gun smuggler’s phone reasonable (access required)

4th Cir.: Forensic search of gun smuggler’s phone reasonable (access required)

Although a forensic search of a digital phone is a “non-routine” border search that requires an individualized suspicion of illegal activity, CBP agents had such reasonable suspicion when they seized a suspected weapons smuggler’s phone and extracted communications data and comprehensive GPS location tracking. Background By the time Defendant Hamza Kolsuz entered the U.S. on a tourist ...