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1,850 pounds of pot seized from boat in Manhattan Beach; two held

Authorities seized nearly a ton of marijuana Saturday morning from a Mexican fishing vessel that came ashore in Manhattan Beach, federal officials said.

The panga boat carrying 1,850 pounds of pot was spotted shortly before 3 a.m., according to Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Two Mexican men were taken into custody and Homeland Security agents are investigating. The boat ran aground near 44th Street and the men were discovered hiding in bushes about 800 yards away, KABC-TV reported.


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