Marijuana boat seized off Oceanside

OCEANSIDE (CNS) – A fishing boat stopped by federal agents off Oceanside was found with a catch of pot valued at $272,000, border officials announced Tuesday.

The 24-foot Wellcraft was stopped by Customs and Border Patrol marine agents on routine patrol about 3 miles from Oceanside Harbor about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to CBP spokeswoman Jackie Wasiluk said.

Hidden in the boat were 98 packages of marijuana weighing 453 pounds, she said. The haul was valued at $272,000.

Two U.S. citizens aboard the vessel were arrested, she said, but their names were not made public.

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