$2.5 Mil Pot Payload Seized From Boat Near Miami

Coast Guard grabs over 1,200 pounds of weed

The Coast Guard says it has seized nearly 1,250 pounds of marijuana worth about $2.5 million off the coast of Miami.

Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin located a vessel traveling west from Bimini, Bahamas. The crew boarded the vessel to conduct an initial safety inspection and made a plain view discovery of the marijuana.

The Coast Guard says it offloaded the 115 bricks of marijuana June 13.

The two suspected smugglers aboard the vessel were detained and transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Their names were not released.

The vessel and the marijuana were transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Miami.

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