Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pot Filled Boat Found Sinking

A 25-foot boat carrying 200 pounds of marijuana was found off-shore with no passengers aboard has sparked an investigation by federal agents.

The boat was spotted sinking in a fishing area near Port Vicente. One bale of marijuana was found in the water near the boat and another washed onto nearby rocks.A hiker spotted the fishing boat about 10:30 a.m., The Daily Breeze reports.
Fuel cans and raincoats washed ashore along with the bales of marijuana.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection -- a division of the Department of Homeland Security -- is investigating the boat and where it came from.

Agents estimated the marijuana's worth at $144,000.

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