At around 7 a.m. on May 18, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Haddock crew received a tip that there was a disabled vessel located southwest of San Diego.
Crews found the vessel, as well as 4,000 pounds of marijuana in packages on board and two people.
The crew took the two suspects into custody and the vessel was towed to Coast Guard Sector San Diego, located across from San Diego International Airport.
The suspects were then transferred to the San Diego Marine Task Force and are pending prosecution.
The packages of marijuana and the vessel were turned over to Custom Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations (CBP AMO).
"I am immensely proud of the crew and their professionalism during this case," said Lt. junior grade Adam Derby, Haddock's commanding officer, in a press release. "Each and every one of them embodies our Coast Guard's core values and dedication to the American people."
The cutter Haddock is an 87-foot patrol boat home-ported in San Diego.