3 Teens Caught With Half-Ton of Pot on Boat

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 5:44 PM CDT
A marijuana plant.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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(Newser) – Three US teenagers returned from Mexico from what they claimed was a fishing trip with quite a catch: more than half a ton of marijuana stuffed beneath the deck of their boat. The three—two males ages 18 and 19 and a 19-year-old female—were arrested when they docked their 22-foot boat in San Diego, the Union-Tribune reports. A drug-sniffing dog got wind of the cargo, worth an estimated $636,000.