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DHS partners coordinate to seize nearly 500 pounds of marijuana

Release Date: 
May 15, 2020

BLAINE, Wash. ― U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Port Angeles Station in coordination with Air and Marine Operations, Bellingham Air and Marine Branch, and Homeland Security Investigations interdicted a narcotics smuggling load on Monday, which had originated in Canada.

Marijuana and boat seizure
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Port Angeles 
Station seized a boat and nearly 500 pounds of 
marijuana Monday.

Department of Homeland Security personnel acquired and tracked the vessel using a variety of technology as it traveled from Canadian waters into the John Wayne marina in Sequim, were agents intercepted it.

Blaine Sector’s Acting Chief Patrol Agent, Tony Holladay said, “Together we continue to secure our Nation’s borders.  This is a great example our unified approach to border security and cooperation.”

Federal authorities seized a 23-foot Bayliner and 497 pounds of marijuana.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to Border Patrol’s Blaine Sector by calling 800-556-1345 or 360-332-5286. All calls will remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021