ATLANTA – A school scholar from Thailand is in a US federal detention heart over what her household claims is CBD oil and nutritional vitamins.
Sirinda Jinparu flew into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Might 14 along with her stepfather, Joe DeBose, and her 12-year-old sister from Bangkok, Thailand.
DeBose advised FOX 5 Jinparu bumped into a problem as she went by way of customs.
“They mentioned she was carrying narcotics, which she wasn’t. It was a therapeutic massage spray that contained CBD and a few nutritional vitamins,” DeBose mentioned.
DeBose mentioned the spray is used to assist relieve physique ache and it has .3 % THC, the authorized restrict for CBD merchandise.
He mentioned she additionally had a blister pack of nutritional vitamins containing Fah Talai Jone. Some imagine the Thai conventional herb will help forestall getting COVID-19.
It is one thing her mom packed for her.
“All of the components have been written in Thai. So, with no due diligence, they simply went forward and assumed they have been narcotics,” DeBose mentioned.
DeBose mentioned the Atlanta Police Department was known as over, however he mentioned the officers did not arrest her.
“Nevertheless, in that point interval of once they have been going to cost her, they revoked her visa that she was touring on. So, once they gave her again to ICE, she was now an individual touring with no visa,” he mentioned.
She was taken into ICE custody.
“I preserve telling her, you did not do something flawed. This was only a complete collection of errors which have gotten us right here,’ he mentioned.
Jinparu was touring on a vacationer visa. She lives in Thailand and goes to highschool there.
Nevertheless, her organic father is a US citizen, a former Sergeant Main in US Military Particular Forces.
DeBose, a retired Marine, and her organic father have supplied the required documentation to show her declare to US citizenship.
“That was denied due to lack of DNA proof, which her organic father was completely satisfied to offer,” DeBose mentioned. “ICE is not prepared to cooperate with a DNA take a look at. They primarily have advised me … it is principally a executed deal so far as they’re involved. They’re sending her again.”
DeBose mentioned he is doing every little thing in his energy to get her out, however as anticipated, the 21-year-old is struggling to make sense of all of it.
“Whenever you’re advised you’ve got executed one thing flawed when you have not executed something flawed. It is laborious on a teen, particularly, who has by no means been put in a state of affairs like this to be advised that primarily she’s a prison and that she will be able to’t see her household. It’s been fairly devastating for her,” he mentioned.
FOX 5 did attain out to the Atlanta Police Division to determine in the event that they determined to not press prices as a result of they deemed the spray and nutritional vitamins to be authorized merchandise, however didn’t hear again.
FOX 5 additionally reached out to ICE, however didn’t get a response.
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