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Distressed boater call leads to 1,200 pound marijuana seizure

Distressed boater call leads to 1,200 pound marijuana seizure
Posted at 12:25 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 21:02:04-04

SAN DIEGO, CA (CNN) - Coast Guard officials seized 1,200 pounds of marijuana in California this week, under unusual circumstances.

A boater called the Coast Guard about a battery issue while sailing in San Diego on Sunday morning.

When officials arrived to inspect the boat, they found around 50 bundles of marijuana.

Two people were on board at the time, and they were both arrested.

Coast Guard officials believe the drugs were brought in from another country.

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