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Man arrested trying to smuggle marijuana ashore on surfboard from Mexico

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle 24 pounds of marijuana ashore on a surfboard. Five packages of marijuana with an estimated street value of $74,400 were found inside a duffel bag the man threw into the water.

The suspect was spotted paddling off Imperial Beach, near the Mexican border. Agents went into the water to make the arrest. When agents ordered the surfer to come ashore, he threw a blue duffel bag into the water, the Border Patrol said. Agents went into the water to make the arrest.

The bag later washed ashore.

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