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800 pounds of pot washes up on shore

Photo Source: USCG Photo Source: USCG
Photo Source: USCG Photo Source: USCG

Released by the United States Coast Guard:

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX - Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection crews recovered bundles of marijuana that washed ashore on South Padre Island Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard received a report from a good Samaritan Thursday that black bundles had been seen washing up on the beach.

Coast Guard Station South Padre Island launched two 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats at 2:00 p.m. Thursday and located eight bundles of marijuana, weighing approximately 800 pounds, at beach access six at 4:30 p.m.

The Coast Guard transferred the marijuana to Customs and Border Protection officers.

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