Officials pick up almost 8,000 pounds of marijuana in Pacific Ocean

By Andrew Jones
Monday, May 21, 2012 10:21 EDT
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Almost 8,000 pounds of marijuana. Screenshot via CBS Los Angeles.
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The United States Coast Guard and border patrol agents recovered nearly 8,000 pounds of marijuana Sunday evening off the coast of Dana Point, California.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the units used several boats to pick up the shockingly high volume of marijuana in the Pacific Ocean, which is street valued at $3.6 million.

“The boat itself, I mean, it had probably a hundred bales of all, wrapped in a garbage bag,” witness Andrew Charleston said. “The guys, when they were picking it up, were taking it place to place. It was huge. There was a lot of weight in there.”

At this time, it was unclear whether any arrests were made.

WATCH: Video from CBS Los Angeles, which was broadcast on May 20, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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