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Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California

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Seaman Alyssa Massores, left, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Olson and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Laeger stand near a van filled with approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized near Catalina Island.
(U.S. Coast Guard)

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast.

The Daily News reports Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard acting on a tip discovered 43 bales of pot worth about $1 million.

The marijuana was delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Federal officials are investigating where it came from.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com


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