1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



Latino Daily News

Friday November 11, 2011

128 Pounds of Marijuana Found on Boat Being Towed Near U.S.-Mexico Border

128 Pounds of Marijuana Found on Boat Being Towed Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Photo: Drug Trafficking at Border

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

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

At about 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 6, 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 vehicle and the boat, and the canine alerted 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, and turned the two vehicle occupants over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 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.