AceShowbiz - Rapper Vic Mensa has been arrested for narcotics possession following his weeks-long trip to Ghana, Africa. The "Down on My Luck" spitter is now facing felony narcotics possession charges after officials found out that he carried "illegal" drugs in his luggage.
The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Victor Kwesi Mensah, was booked at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Saturday, January 15, as confirmed by Daniel Escobedo, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in a Monday statement. The Chicago native was allegedly carrying Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) and Psilocybin. He was placed into custody by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority.
In the statement, it's explained that Vic arrived at the airport around 7 A.M. on a flight from Ghana. When the customs agents searched his luggage, they allegedly found 41 grams of liquid LSD, about 124 grams of Psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of Psilocybin gummies as well as six grams of Psilocybin mushrooms.
"Narcotics interdiction remains a Customs and Border Protection enforcement priority," Daniel stated. The Director for CBP's Area Port of Washington, D.C. continued to say, "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."
Vic had been in Ghana since December last year. He was later joined by fellow rapper Chance the Rapper earlier this month. The duo toured some parts of the country and met with the country's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House in Accra, Ghana. They also met other hip-hop artists, including Darkovibes, Sarkodie, King Promise and M.anifest.
This wasn't Vic's first run-in with the law in recent years. In January of 2020, the former 2014 XXL Freshman was arrested in Glendale, California. At the time, he was taken into custody for felony possession of brass knuckles after being pulled over for making an unsafe turn on a motorcycle.