Nearly a ton of marijuana confiscated at Del Mar beach drug bust

By City News Service

U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a maritime marijuana-smuggling attempt at a Del Mar beach over the weekend, arresting two suspected traffickers and seizing nearly a ton of marijuana, the federal agency reported.

About 3 a.m. on Nov. 25, Sunday, Border Patrol personnel assigned to coastal enforcement approached a pair of men standing outside a 2008 Chevrolet box truck and a 1998 Dodge pickup parked near Dog Beach. The officers then spotted bundles of what turned out to be marijuana on a path near the vehicles.

A search of the area revealed dozens of additional packages of marijuana under a pier and inside the box truck. In all, agents recovered 155 bundles with a total weight of 1,976 pounds and an estimated street worth of almost $3 million.

The suspects, U.S. citizens whose names were not released, were arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel along with the confiscated cannabis and the seized trucks.

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  5. 21 suspected illegal immigrants arrested over weekend

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Posted by Staff on Nov 26, 2012. Filed under Carmel Valley, Del Mar, News, Solana Beach, carmel valley. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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