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HUGE Marijuana Bust

KHQ.COM - U.S. Border Patrol Agents recovered hundreds of bales of marijuana with a street value of more than $3 million from the ocean, a sheriff's lieutenant said. The bales were found floating by a boater about noon Sunday, about 13 miles off the coast of Dana Point, Sheriff's Lt. Joe Balicki said. "It kind of makes you wonder how it got there," Balicki said. 

"We didn't have any reports of vessels in distress." A shipment that size would require a larger vessel than a ski-sized boat... which would attract some attention if it made a distress call, he said. The 160 bales weighed about 7,000 to 8,000 pounds, Balicki said. 

The border agents were assisted by the Coast Guard and Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol deputies.

 

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