The Department of Homeland Security is involved in an investigation into a boat loaded with marijuana that washed ashore near Oceanside on Sunday.
The small motorboat was carrying a “large amount of marijuana” when it washed onto the beach near Ocean Street, at the border between Carlsbad and Oceanside around 6:30 a.m, the Oceanside Police Department said.
NBC 7 spoke to Zachary Boyer who said he was just hanging out at the beach when he noticed a boat on the shore.
“I noticed a few cops around,” Boyer said. “Then when they started unloading the bundles of marijuana, we knew it was something different.”
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security’s investigative unit were also called to the scene.
“They were throwing bundle after bundle of marijuana off the boat,” Boyer said.
The ship’s cargo was packed into a bags and was hauled off the beach in a pickup truck. The boat was removed from the beach around 2 p.m.
“I was really surprised to see a drug smuggling boat here in Carlsbad,” Boyer said.
No other information was available.
Published: September 08, 2019
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