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Latino Daily News

Monday August 8, 2011

U.S. Open of Surfing Scene of Mexican Drug Smuggling Drop

U.S. Open of Surfing Scene of Mexican Drug Smuggling Drop

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The U.S. Open of Surging that concluded this Sunday did not only make news for crowning 10-time ASP Champion Kelly Slater but for being the scene of a Mexican drug smuggling drop.

On Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier as the surfing open was taking place, surfers observed a fishing boat in the competition area early in the morning.  The fishermen either realized they weren’t suppose to be there or realized they didn’t want to be noticed so they took off and threw a package overboard.

Police boats that were nearby gave chase and arrested three Mexican nationals that were attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S. with California’s Huntington Beach as the drop site.