Photo Credit – http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2015/07/225-years-of-service-to-nation-drug-interdiction/
I would assume it’s an age-old saying in the drug trafficking world: if your hauling the illegal green, don’t bring the Coast Guard to your scene. A boat Southwest of Point Loma in San Diego was having battery problems & called the Coast Guard for a hand. Perhaps the person sending the distress signal was unaware that if you call the Coast Guard for help, there’s a strong chance they’re going to search your vessel for good measure. And they’re going to find the 1200 pounds of pot you’re carrying. Two arrests made & while the the Coast Guard has not specified what the 1000 pounds of pot’s street value might be, the 800 pounds of pot will either be incinerated or the 400 pounds of pot could be dumped into the sea (creating an artificial reef-er?). It’s unlikely all 200 pounds of pot will sit long in an evidence locker, but rather all 50 pounds will be Exhibit ‘A’ during their trial.