Skip to comments.Drug smuggling boat wrecks, 80 pounds of pot found north of Santa Cruz
Posted on 09/30/2013 6:28:14 PM PDT by artichokegrower
SANTA CRUZ -- A wrecked motorboat and 80 pounds of packaged marijuana were found on Four Mile Beach north of Santa Cruz on Monday, yet authorities said several hundred pounds more pot likely was smuggled to the beach earlier in the morning.
Authorities believe the 20-foot boat with twin outboard motors came from Mexico to meet a pickup or other vehicle on the beach.
"These boats can hold a few thousand pounds of marijuana," said Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputy Ryan Kennedy. To make the smugglers' trip worthwhile, investigators believe they had much more marijuana than was found on the beach.
About 10:55 a.m., a beach-goer reported a white boat overturned in the shore break on the south end of the beach.
Cal Fire initially responded, as well as State Parks rangers in a pickup and two State Parks on personal watercraft. No one was spotted near the vessel when authorities arrived, said Kennedy.
An outboard engine had broken off the boat's stern and boat was tumbled into the surf -- which was a rising northwest swell with 6- to 8-foot waves
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Yeah right. They ran a 20 foot outboard 500 miles up the coast from Mexico! Come on reporter get a brain. This is the second boat found in the same spot in the last two months. They are being launched from mother ships off of the coast.
Santa Cruz? ...I can’t believe this.
LOL..Wonder how much was not “was not found”?
Sure they can, but could they float. Pfft...
Similar thing was happening in the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara —a bunch of times it happened.
They even killed a coastie who tried to stop them.
A legit-looking, huge druggie mothership arrives far offshore, then the product is off-loaded to smaller parasitic vessels for the final run into shore.
Risk limitation and way more stealthy.
80 pounds is a light weekend in Santa Cruz.
This garbage is killing the fish. Where’s PETA??
Some pothead stumbling up the beach last night is having one Hell of a party today!
DUUUUUDE, free pot!!!
Bet this Santa Cruz woman got some of the free pot:
“Some pothead stumbling up the beach last night is having one Hell of a party today! “
That's how they can tell when a boat is hauling marijuana - it rides high in the water.
(thank you very much!)
I hear that! (I used to live there)
“These boats can hold a few thousand pounds of pot but there was only 80 pounds on board. Uh, yeah, that’s the ticket.”
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