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Dozens Of Bales Of Marijuana Discovered In Ocean Off Southern California Coast

(U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard members with marijuana bales discovered in ocean off of Catalina

The Coast Guard made an unusual recovery from the ocean off of Southern California, in the form of dozens of bales of marijuana. 43 bales of marijuana worth about a million dollars were recovered from the water near Catalina. The bales had been wrapped in plastic to protect them marijuana from the ocean.

Someone spotted some of the bales, and reported them to the Coast Guard. Investigators from multiple federal agencies are trying to determine the source of the marijuana.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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