Nov 27, 2012
Nearly $3 million of marijuana bails were found in the swanky seaside community of Del Mar, California. Border Patrol agents working along the coastline intercepted another maritime drug smuggling operation and arrested two male U.S. citizens at the city’s Del Mar Dog Beach.
“At about 3 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to coastal enforcement duties in Northern San Diego County observed a 2008 Chevrolet box truck and a 1998 Dodge pickup truck parked near the beach,” said Mary Beth Caston spokeswoman for San Diego Border Patrol. “Agents questioned two subjects near the vehicles and observed multiple bundles of marijuana on a nearby path to the beach.”
Once agents apprehended the suspected drug smugglers, they searched the area further and found numerous bundles of marijuana along the sand, under the beach pier and inside a large white box truck. “A total of 155 bundles of marijuana were recovered with a total weight of 1,975.96 pounds worth an estimated $2,964,000,” according to Caston.
Both suspected drug smugglers, pot, and vehicles were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents and subsequently turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.
San Diego Border Patrol agents encourage residents to report suspicious activity along the California coastline to the San Diego Sector U.S. Coast Guard Joint Harbor Operations Center at 800-854-9834.
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