H-VENTURA COUNTY

Apr 3, 2013 12:56 AM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Coast Guard seizes 3.3 tons of marijuana

A Coast Guard cutter recovered more than 3.3 tons of marijuana about 90 miles west of San Nicolas Island on Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard says a C-130 Hercules aircraft spotted the smugglers' boat during a routine offshore patrol.

The Coast Guard says the smugglers threw bales of marijuana off the boat as it sped south and got away.

The Coast Guard cutter responded and recovered more than 245 bales.

The marijuana was taken to San Diego to be destroyed.

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