1,900 pounds of marijuana seized off Ventura County Coast
Federal authorities seized a 27-foot power boat off the Ventura County coast that was loaded with almost a ton of marijuana, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday.
Two Mexican nationals were arrested.
Lt. William McGhee said the drug shipment was discovered early Monday morning after the Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled boat about three miles outside Channel Islands Harbor. A search and rescue team discovered 77 bales and packages of marijuana after boarding the cabin cruiser.
“The boat reeked of pot,” McGhee said. “Packages were in plain sight.”
McGhee said the power boat was towed to the Coast Guard’s Channel Islands station in Oxnard. The shipment, which weighed about 1,900 pounds, was probably from Mexico and bound for a destination along the Ventura County coast, he said.
Local law enforcement officials said Monday's seizure and arrests represent the seventh drug smuggling case of its type in Ventura County this year. Drug shipments also have been abandoned in the ocean, but those incidents did not result in any arrests.
Well, apparently that report didn't take into account the boom in business that medical marijuana dispensary bans provide for violent south of the border drug cartels. It seems the only crime to rise in relation to medical marijuana is when it's banned or cities and counties try to remove tested, regulated, and safe medical marijuana from within their boundaries.
That's when the cartels from across the border begin to get excited again and we see untested, no-quality-control marijuana making its way back into the states. The latest being 1900 pounds just seized off Ventura County's coast on Tuesday, which apparently made its way up from Mexico. Local law enforcement officials stated that this is the 7th drug smuggling case of its kind in Ventura County just this year alone.
Made those silly feds miss the 2tonnes of cocaine and the other half tonne of heroin in the other boats cause they were all too busy chasing the decoy weed boat.oh and lets not forget the meth mmmmmmmmm
Patriotism is a propaganda tool used to make people blind to the lies of their government through unquestioning devotion.