Swimming marijuana smuggler busted paddling into California from Mexico


U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a Mexican national who was attempting to swim to California with a big sack of cartel weed. The capture occurred late on Thursday, Sept. 19, but wasn’t made public until Sept. 24, when authorities issued a press release on the incident.
Agents were apparently conducting boat operations at 11 p.m. when they spotted a man floating on something about 1 mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border and approximately 600 yards offshore. OC Weekly has the full story.