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Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off Catalina Island

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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)

Authorities have found 1,300 pounds of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported 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 officials.

Federal officials are investigating where it came from.

Marijuana seized by Coast Guard
Approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized by Coast Guard near Catalina Island.
(U.S. Coast Guard)
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