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California Briefing / San Diego

3 held in pot case after boat trip

July 29, 2009|Tony Perry

Three teenagers have been arrested after a drug-sniffing dog uncovered more than half a ton of marijuana beneath the deck of their 22-foot boat when it docked at San Diego's Shelter Island, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The three were returning Saturday from Mexico when agents made a routine inspection. The three told agents they had been on a fishing trip off Ensenada. Beneath the deck, agents found 277 packages of pot weighing 1,060 pounds and worth about $636,000, officials said.

The boat was seized and the teens -- two men and a woman -- were turned over to authorities for possible prosecution.

-- Tony Perry

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