Almost 19,000 Pounds of Marijuana Found Floating in Pacific Ocean

 by lucy

On Tuesday, the US Navy discovered almost 10 tons of marijuana floating in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego after drug traffickers dumped the drugs and escaped without being caught.

A navy aircraft carrier approached 3 boats that were floating off the coast.  The traffickers on the boats immediately started unloading their boats and sped off.  Officers on the aircraft carrier Nimitz, missile cruiser Princeton, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6, Helicopter Maritime Squadron 75, and members of Mexico’s navy worked together to make the recovery.

In all, there were 18,600 pounds of marijuana contained in the 186 bales that the navy pulled from the water.  The traffickers got away, and it is unclear if there are any leads as to who could be responsible for the massive drug shipment.

Jeff Ruth, Minitz commanding officer, commended the sailors for how they handled the situation.  “The crew’s response was amazing.  To operationally shift gears quickly and safely from carrier qualifications to a real-world response shows what true professionals work here.”

 

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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 1

    TinaToker said on Jun 22, 2012

    What a shame and a loss…at least they weren't caught!

  2. 1

    DenseNugs said on Jun 22, 2012

    Good job. Keep that nasty shit they call weed out of here. Shitty unhealthy bud like that gives us all a bad name.

  3. 0

    AdabWiLLdo said on Jun 22, 2012

    Its these situations that give Medical Marijuana a bad name. Sad to see all that go to a warehouse somewhere instead of being made into fuel or something productive.

  4. 3

    Mike-420 said on Jun 22, 2012

    Heres the real scoop.. The guys who bought the dope forgot to check the ship before they left port.. 1/2 way home they checked the goods and instead of Grade A hash they got Grade F bricks so they just pitched it all over the side and called it a loss.

  5. 0

    Max_Freedom said on Jun 22, 2012

    All that's missing is the ridiculously over estimated street value. How about $14 billion?

  6. 0

    Elvers said on Jun 23, 2012

    I'll tell you right now you wouldn't want that crap any way because if it got any salt water in it it's gone.thank you but no thank you burn it.take it from a guy who worked on water most of his life and on the beach smokes pot when I come ashore!!!

  7. 0

    JoeBuddy said on Jun 24, 2012

    Is that 18 thousand pounds of marijuana weighed soaking wet? how can a few guys move that much weed by hand and still get away????

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