Monday, May 21, 2012

4 Tons of MJ Found Floating in SoCal Harbor

Borderland Beat ...Who dumped the mota?

Border Patrol: "An unusual discovery"
Orange County Sherriff officers unload 180 bales of marijuana, weighing a total of 8,068 pounds, Sunday in the Dana Point Harbor. The floating bundles were first seen by a boater around 12:01 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Seth Johnson said. The bales were reportedly floating at least 15 miles off shore.
By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
DANA POINT – Hundreds of marijuana bales valued by officials at more than $3.6 million were recovered after being seen floating in the ocean near Dana Point Harbor on Sunday, officials said.
The floating bales were first seen by a boater near the harbor around 12:01 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Seth Johnson said. The bales were reportedly floating at least 15 miles off shore.
 The Orange County Sheriff's Department sent three Harbor Patrol ships to aid in recovering the marijuana. A Coast Guard cutter was also sent to assist.
Border Patrol spokesman Michael Jimenez said his agency took possession of more than 8,000 pounds recovered by the sheriff's Orange County Harbor Patrol and estimated the value at more than $3 million. That does not count the marijuana that the Coast Guard has recovered, Jimenez said. Those details are expected on Monday.
The investigation into how the bales made it into the ocean is continuing. No suspects or vessel have been identified.
Jimenez called Sunday's incident unusual. In most scenarios when marijuana bales are found dumped in the water it is because a vessel is trying to flee from authorities.
"At other events, they've dumped the bales to get rid of weight if they're being chased," he said. "Generally in these cases we're aware they're being dumped. What's more unusual is that the bales were floating with no boat in sight."

48 comments:

  1. It wasn't found floating in the harbor, so your title should be fixed.

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  2. Gimme a few hundred bic lighters.. A lawnmower to chop it all up..And about 50years and ill have ALLLLL That taken care of. =)

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  3. ok so whilst da coast guard was busy busy busy other guys were busy busy busy too ... just 50 miles to the north ...

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  4. Call me twisted, but I see the beginnings of a plan here; first they dump a few bales of pot in the ocean to see what happens, then next time they dump more but many have bombs in the middle. Once they are in the holds of the coast guard vessels, the bombs detonate and the vessels sink, probably with all hands lost. Ingenius.

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    1. If it were true then it would do nothing but stir up a bunch of hornets. Bad move for groups of people who want to mostly never be seen.

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  5. Its a mystery..I'm thinkn just to distract them from bringing n da bigger stuff. Cocaine

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  6. Whats next? Now we have to look out for sharks that have a bad case of the munchies...Happy memorial day!!!

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  7. These bastards are too greedy to dump this much stuff intentionally. Somebody fucked up. These guys lose their head for losing 200 kilo loads. People will die over this.

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    1. I totally agree with that point of view.

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  8. @ 7:45 am, thats the dumbest thing i've heard all week. bombs? SMH.

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  9. Mayb some of the bundles were fake or of very very low quality

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  10. They probably dumped it after seeing some lights or a chopper that spooked them. False alarm might cost these guys their lives. But they are safer in US than in Mexico they know that much.

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  11. @11:03 AM It's just natural result of raising children by fear of this and that. Sounds familiar? You can make so nice money with fear as we see right now in mexico.

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  12. New airplane surveillance used by homeland spotted it

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  13. yes thats way too much to dump as a distraction, at 200 per lb thats little over 1.5million worth of pot

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  14. wtf my hometown

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  15. May 22, 2012 1:31 AM
    Anonymous said...
    ok so whilst da coast guard was busy busy busy other guys were busy busy busy too ... just 50 miles to the north ...

    What are you trying to say?? What you wrote makes no sense!!

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  16. It's low grade Mexican weed, a step above the hay i feed my horse. California weed is some of the best in the world. Leagalize it, tax it, and cut the cartels out of the pot buisiness. Focus the aim on hardcore drugs that REALLY ruin lives. Pot aint shit, alcohol is far worse!

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  17. No they dump it on perpess ...so they could pass a bigger shipment of coke.....so the coast gard could get distracted...anda couple off miles from there they pass the coke with a 300millon load..that how it works...pendejos..

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  18. Is this crazy?? Is it possible they should be looking for some kind of sub beneath the surface? Something went wrong??? It seems the cartels would have the money to have a few made right? I'm interested to hear what others may think.

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    1. A sub is not going to carry shitty dirt weed ..thats for coke or heroin

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  19. Why cant I find that kind of stuff?

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  20. someone is going to die for losing all of this, RIP

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  21. And this is why war with mexico is inevitable.

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  22. Como escriben pendejadas!!
    Bunch of stupidity everybody writes here!!
    Who would have the time to dump that much dope without “others” noticed something like that?
    Have you thought about a possible boat sinking and MJ floating?

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  23. I told them to sink the #### not let it float! Now my divers have nothing to get. Sorry, gonna have to raise the "rent" on all of California! Jaja!!

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  24. This isn't that uncommon and it was certainly not planned. I remember weight washing onto Galveston one Sunday morning in the late 90's, and in late 80's we were rafting the Rio Grande and floated by 6 bales coming out of Fern Canyon.

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  25. You don't hall swag on a sub! Swag only brings 30-40k per 50 lb bale and plus nobody is even trying to submarine into US waters.

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  26. Just an opinion guys. But whales, dolphins, and etc. are coming up from Baja right around this time. Also a new submarine that is going to start making its way into Cali. Now there already been a couple successful trips made but with smaller vessels. Where they use submarines with a detachable top. Now in theory, top compartment is released from the rest of the vessel. Therefore allowing merchandise to float up to the surface. Now in order for this to go well. You must have communication with {under water vessel} as well as {recovery vessel}. Now, everything will scatter when coming up. That’s why conditions are very important.

    Under normal conditions merchandise will be within 1000 squared yards or think half squared mile. Seems pretty close until you have a boat scattering all over the place trying to pick everything up as fast as possible. Pretty much spreading everything even more. And if conditions aren’t good. Well, its even more fucked.

    When its picked up, usually they will regroup by one of many small islands off Los Angeles Coast (some which are even U.S. Armed Basses that are pretty much vacant). Make sure they are ready, and check with their EYES then they head home.

    Now this load looks legitimate in the sense that no one will purposely lose all that merchandise. What it does look like to me is that TU MADRE has made its first trip. And they need a better captain. Send his ass back to unloading the planes. Or even worse unloading the weed off the trucks cause he fucked up big time!!

    Again just an opinion guys.
    P.S. Reason for this. A lot less people touch it before consumer. A lot less faulty communication problems. Losses are less in the sense that less money goes into transporting merchandise. Profits are increased for the two most important ends (wholesaler to the Retailer)
    Gizzle

    SFV and Los Angeles Area. Dub Hills

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  27. R1from cdg is history he went down in puebla he thought he could get away with what he did to M3

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  28. dam! and i was gona go fishin that day

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  29. "The investigation into how the bales made it into the ocean is continuing. No suspects or vessel have been identified."

    This is a very incomplete article. They failed to mention the 14 discarded pangas that have been found this year from San Diego to Santa Barbara. In some cases they are empty only leaving behind their fuel barrels. There have also been other incidents where they leave atleast half a ton behind. The Malibu coast is a hot spot and is under heavy surveilance from home land security and military. Keep in mind these guys are importing and sailing across through our high security military bases.
    http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/apr/25/suspected-drug-smugglers-arrested-off-malibu/. The link is an explanation of what I just mentioned. Submarines, you need to stop watching nat geo.

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  30. . . . a mixture of tings:

    I wonder what Cheek and Chong would have to say about a.l.l that w.e.e.d. Gone Adrift ... ja ja ja.

    "Hey man, dude, I tink the captain must of jump the sheep (ship), must've been dah strong fumes man dat got to em, dat is what hapen when wind blowin wrong direction man ... "

    ja ja ... At least it didn't go "Up In Smoke".

    "Up In Smoke" was a movie Cheek and Chong made decades ago. I saw that film at a theater and liked some parts of it but some of the contents were disgusting to me. If I'm not mistaken, one of the songs in the movie was titled "Low Rider" by the musical band WAR, an e.x.c.e.l.e.n.t song!!, find it on the internet. There were other great 'innovative' songs that were heard in the Cheek and Chong movie "Up in Smoke."
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    PS, take care of your health and you won't need mariguana. Eat fresh foods and get the amount of rest you need. Look for info on health matters on the internet.

    PS, Chivis, thanks for all your work, your reporting of news and, for your continued support and suggestions of living life to its fullest: though there will always be rain there will ALSO Always Be Sun Above The Clouds.
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  31. If I was out there, I would take 1 bag myself and speed my ass back to shore, put that in my car go home and toke up, I will probably have to remove the seeds and stems and bugs and smoke alot to get a buzz, you know mexican brick weed is practically garbage, but as long as pot is illegal and I cannot get a MJ card brick weed is all I can get I got no connection

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    1. Save seed& grow ...That simple

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    2. That's sucks in Cali it's dirt weed ... The real cargo embarked at 204's in San Clemente saw a panga drop off and speed back out to open ocean
      4 heads in rain gear and back packs running up the stairs cruised back around and they jumped in two cars .... One with the yayo and the other with the smugglers

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  32. Mexican weed is the best pendejo or else they wouldn't be crossing to sale it to. U dumb ass u...

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    1. U are the dumb ass . Do u live under rock have u ever heard of chronic, dank, or sinsemilla. If its so great why does it wholesale at $200 a pound and Cali bud wholesales at $200 an ounce. Last time I checked there is 16 ounces in a pound. Do the math idiot. That is why garbage brick weed is pushed in tons, cause u need to sell 16 pounds to get the same cash as 1lb. Of Cali nugs.

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  33. Ive said it before on this blog before but people laughed. Orange county belongs to sinaloa. Puro zacatecas durango y sinaloa!!!!! http://m.ocregister.com/news/court-355437-tuesday-federal.html here is a link to another drug bust involving an orange county man linked to the sinaloa cartel.

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  34. @8:55 Many thanks..Appreciation keeps us chugging along...

    @10:18..say what? I never heard of a person being denied a card, sad to say but true.. :)

    To the person asking about subs. Yes indeed there are narco subs and they have become so sophisticated; submersible capable of plunging 30+ feet deep.

    This link is to a nice chart giving a historical timeline, and improvements up to this year:
    http://www.criminaljusticedegree.net/narco-subs/

    and though this film is a couple years old it remains very informative

    http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/motherboard_episode_narco_subs

    and Nat Geo has a four part offering...you can see them on youtube but part two is banned in some countries, I just tried and sure enough it has been pulled. you may be able to get it on nat geo website http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ and seach for NG COCAINE SUB HUNT but i would try YT also....Paz, Chivis

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  35. They would not use a million dollar sub for low grade schwag/regular weed

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  36. no one would drop this much as a distraction when half a ton would have worked just as well as a distraction.
    And thats too much for sub to carry, and doesnt make sense the sophisticated subs cost over a million to make so not worth it for this load

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  37. Who gives a fuck,plenty more where that came form.
    "I cannot get a MJ card brick weed is all I can get I got no connection"C,mon man,you aint trying hard enough,errrrbody can get some of that shit.
    Send for some naughty ass seed,Chronic,White Lightning,Skunk,Cheese,Kush,then you got it made.
    You can even become self employed.

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  38. JustMyOpinion-SeenThisStuffUpCloseMay 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    As to value of the load, back in the 90s I purchased Mota from both the Gulf Cartel and the Juarez Cartel in bulk. Don't worry everyone, I did my Federal Time. I (white guy from the north) normally paid $25 per pound (2-5K pounds per shipment) for the product and plaza tax, $25-$50 per pound to cross it,$50-$100 to bring it past the US check point and further north, as you can see, the value of the product is almost ZERO - a cartel that owns an area and forces production by the locals makes the Mota almost worthless!

    unless they find locating transmitters on the bales, this was a diversion imo

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  39. JustMyOpinion-SeenThisStuffUpClose...
    Ey man,not every white boy is a nob head.Every culture got its street guys and they all know the same shit,and come from the same place.

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  40. AMEN 'white boy'

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  41. This is nothing new, in the past years pangas are being used to bring in the drugs up the california coast. And it gets dumped, for the pick up crew to get it asap. Apparetly sumone alerted the coast guard first. Just wrong timing that's all it was.

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  42. ....Somebody's gonna be in BIG trouble for this...n I dare say that somebody will end up as some body that was found.

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