4 Tons of Marijuana Pulled From Ocean
About 160 bales found floating off California coast
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 8:23 AM CDT
Confiscated bales of marijuana, but not the ones pulled from the ocean off California.   (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

(Newser) – What a find: After receiving a tip yesterday, Harbor Patrol agents in California pulled about 160 bales of marijuana from the ocean off the coast of Orange County. That's more than 7,263 pounds, and agents say the street value is $3.6 million, CBS 2 reports. The marijuana, which was floating at least 15 miles off shore with no boat in sight, was turned over to US Border Patrol. The investigation into how exactly it got there is continuing, the Orange County Register reports. A Border Patrol rep calls the situation an odd one, noting that bales are usually dumped by boats that are being chased.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Your Take
58% of people agree
that it's Depressing
Check Out Another Depressing Story
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 28 comments
May 23, 2012 12:23 AM CDT
Debris from Japan? Trojan horse rehearsal?
May 22, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
and whell every one was doing the recovery the real shipment went right through! works every time!
May 22, 2012 12:21 AM CDT
I'm guessing they found 170 bails