Four tons of marijuana pulled from ocean off California
Agents move some of the four tons of marijuana to vans on Sunday night in Dana Point, California.
May 21st, 2012
11:51 AM ET

Four tons of marijuana pulled from ocean off California

Authorities found almost four tons of marijuana with a street value of $3.6 million floating in the ocean off Dana Point, California, on Sunday.

Boats from the Border Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Orange County sheriff's office were involved in recovering the 160 bales of marijuana, according to a report from CNN affiliate KCBS.

A tip led authorities to the marijuana floating in the Pacific Ocean about 13 miles off Dana Point, the station reported.

Border Patrol spokesman Michael Jimenez told the Orange County Register that the fact that the pot was found with no suspected drug boats in the area was unusual.

"At other events, they've dumped the bales to get rid of weight if they're being chased. Generally in these cases we're aware they're being dumped. What's more unusual is that the bales were floating with no boat in sight," the Register quotes Jimenez as saying.

Post by:
Filed under: California • Crime • Drugs
soundoff (286 Responses)
  1. Dan

    I'll take a bale or two.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bert

    To: I dunno

    I have also seen a bunch of alcoholics in my time, and yet alcohol is legal

    Legalize it!

    May 21, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hunter

    The legalization of Marijuana would make the government more money the Cigarettes

    May 21, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • DeeNYC

      but then nobody will want to go to work, they'll just chillllll.....

      May 21, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. DeeNYC

    Now they have a big party to "destroy" the contraband.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Pretty sure that there are millions of hard workers out there who smoke marijuana on a daily basis.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Oh My.......

    Well...............,

    It was 200 Bales before I got there................. 😀

    May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. WorldBelow

    terrible story to start my week with

    May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Grumpster

    Now why can't I be out boating when stuff like this happens? Rats.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. Missy

    Now why is everyone flaking to this article? 🙂 lol

    May 21, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Missy

      * flocking

      May 21, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. Davis Bradley

    I see the boys in black were busy this past weekend. This is the work of the newly formed DevGru task force that will be focusing on black-ops against the Mexican cartels. Look forward to more stories like this. The boats aren't there because they're on the bottom.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Babak from LA

    Thanks for finding my new surf spot!

    May 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Babak from LA

    Actually we are making much progress in that...... Give a try!

    May 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Manny

    Red bud ? Gold bud ? Exotic Thai ? Or lousy mexi-brick ?

    Inquiring minds want to know !

    May 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • a non e mus

      Guarantee it is that mexi brick that no one wants to smoke anyways

      May 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ouch

    Legalize brownies for those 21 & older, take the bales to make brownies, have the feds sell them, raise some money, ...

    May 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • maya zimba

      for sure

      May 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JJWW

    You know what the street value would be if pot were legal?

    May 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Prediction

    Wow, you should have seen all the boats. Sunday, bought them out but the drugs made navigation dangerous.

    May 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13