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CBP Finds About 128 Pounds of Marijuana in Boat Towed Across San Diego/Tijuana Border

Release Date: 
November 9, 2011

San Diego - On November 6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry stopped a man and a woman towing a boat with about 128 pounds of marijuana hidden inside.

San Diego CBP officers found 25 packages hidden in the hull of the boat, containing 127.8 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $169,000.

San Diego CBP officers found 25 packages hidden in the hull of the boat, containing 127.8 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $169,000.

At about 10:15 p.m., a man and woman arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing in a 1992 Toyota 4Runner, towing a small boat. A CBP officer with a narcotic detector dog screened the conveyances with the canine alerting to the boat.

CBP officers found 25 packages hidden in the hull of the boat, containing 127.8 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $169,000.

CBP officers seized the narcotics, vehicle, and vessel turning the two vehicle occupants over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigation agents.

The driver, a 34-year-old male U.S. citizen and resident of San Diego, and the passenger, a 25-year-old female U.S. citizen and resident of San Diego, were both booked into the San Diego County Jail.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017