Thousands of pounds of pot, meth seized off coast - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Thousands of pounds of pot, meth seized off coast

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Thousands of pounds of pot and meth found floating off the coast have been intercepted and four people are in custody Wednesday, officials said.

It's the result of a joint operation between the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs.

It began Friday, when the Coast Guard discovered one panga boat about 170 miles off the coast of San Diego. Bad weather temporarily halted the search, which when resumed yielded the discovery of a second panga, along with about 3,500 pounds of marijuana and about 30 pounds of methamphetamine, according to U.S. Customs officials.

"Once everybody was in the general vicinity of the pangas, the interdiction took place, the marijuana was taken off the panga and picked up out of the water and was brought back here with four suspects," Bill Raymond of U.S. Customs said.

Officials also told CBS News 8 the discovery of methamphetamine was very unusual in this kind of situation.

  • CBS 8 FeaturesMore>>

  • Diabetes-related amputations up significantly in California - and San Diego

    Diabetes-related amputations up significantly in California - and San Diego

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:10:06 GMT

    Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California - and San Diego County in particular - in a "shocking" trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country.

     

    Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California - and San Diego County in particular - in a "shocking" trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country.

     
  • Just food for dogs: New kitchen caters to pets

    Just food for dogs: New kitchen caters to pets

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:31:47 GMT

    A new restaurant has just opened in the North County, promising to serve fresh, ingredients. And the line is out the door, but the attraction isn't for people -- it's just for dogs! 

     

    A new restaurant has just opened in the North County, promising to serve fresh, ingredients. And the line is out the door, but the attraction isn't for people -- it's just for dogs! 

     
  • Earth 8 Eco Ambassador award winner receives $20,000 grant

    Earth 8 Eco Ambassador award winner receives $20,000 grant

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:37:38 GMT

    Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected.

     

    Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.