SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Border Patrol agents investigating a report of an abandoned boat in California made a surprising discovery -- about 2,400 pounds of marijuana.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Border Patrol agents responded about 3 p.m. Monday to Calafia State Park, where park rangers reported a 25-foot Bayliner boat "was in the process of washing ashore" and there didn't appear to be anyone on the vessel.
"With assistance from the rangers, agents pulled the vessel ashore for further inspection," Customs officials said in a news release. "Agents did not encounter any people on the boat or the surrounding area."
The agents instead discovered about 2,400 pounds of marijuana that has been bundled into 82 individual cellophane-wrapped packages.
The agency said the marijuana had an estimated street value of about $1.2 million. The marijuana and the abandoned boat were seized for further investigation.