Coast Guard intercepts boats with ton of marijuana

LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Coast Guard has intercepted two boats northwest of Santa Catalina Island and seized a ton of marijuana and taken eight suspected smugglers into custody. Petty Officer Adam Eggers tells the Los Angeles Daily News that a Coast Guard crew on patrol late Tuesday spotted the vessels on radar.

A short pursuit ended at 11:45 p.m. with the arrest of four men in a boat with the marijuana and four men aboard a companion vessel. The men and marijuana were transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. There are no other details.

via : Mercury News

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