Panga Boat Loaded With Marijuana Seized

The U.S. Coast Guard found a boat with 250 bales of pot

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    Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
    The boat was found 100 miles southwest of San Diego.

    The U.S. Coast Guard intercepts a panga boat loaded with marijuana on Tuesday morning, according to officials.

    The Coast Guard starting tracking it more than 100 miles southwest of San Diego and when it found the boat, they discovered three suspected smugglers throwing fuel barrels overboard.

    Roughly 250 bales of pot, weight 10-40 pounds apiece, were also discovered on the panga boat.

    Officials said the suspects claimed to be Mexican nationals. The suspects, drugs and the boat were turned over to Mexican navy.

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