Man Tried Floating to U.S. on Bag of Pot - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Tried Floating to U.S. on Bag of Pot

Agents spotted the man swimming off the coast using a duffle bag of pot as a floatation device

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    Man Tried Floating to U.S. on Bag of Pot
    U.S. Border Patrol
    This image of the suspect with the bundles of marijuana was provided by the U.S. Border Patrol.

    A man was arrested off the coast of San Diego trying to swim into the U.S. while floating on a duffle bag full of pot, officials said.

    U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested the unidentified man Sept. 19 after spotting him approximately 600 yards from shore just north of the U.S./Mexico border.

    The swimmer was floating on a duffle bag holding more than $23,000 in illegal drugs, agents said.

    Inside the bag, federal agents said they found seven bundles of marijuana weighing more than 50 pounds.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    The man, described as a 55-year-old Mexican citizen, was taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol