150 bales of marijuana found on disabled boat near So. Calif. coast, Coast Guard says

The U.S. Coast Guard seized approximately 150 bales of marijuana off the Southern Calif. coast on Monday, June 11, 2012.
U.S. Coast Guard

(CBS) OXNARD, Calif. - The U.S. Coast Guard seized approximately 150 bales of marijuana on Monday, from a boat disabled near the Channel Islands Harbor off the southern California coast, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Lt. Timothy McGhee said the Coast Guard responded to a disabled boat early Monday three miles from the harbor. The vessel was towed to shore, and the marijuana bales were then found in plain sight during a routine safety check.

The drug haul was estimated to be at least 2,500 pounds, McGhee said. An estimate on the street value of the drugs was not available.

Two men, whose names were not released, asked to be towed into Ventura Harbor and were then taken into custody, McGhee said. Police do not know what caused the boat to be disabled or where it originated.


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