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Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California

3 years 7 months 6 days ago Thursday, August 15 2019 Aug 15, 2019 August 15, 2019 9:03 AM August 15, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Fox 5 San Diego

AVALON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have found 1,300 pounds of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast.

The Daily News reports Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard acting on a tip discovered 43 bales of pot worth about $1 million. The marijuana was delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Federal officials are investigating where it came from.

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