Coast Guard Station South Padre Island Interdicts 399 lbs. of Marijuana

The U.S. Coast Guard seized 399 lbs. of marijuana near Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at approximately 4 a.m. of people in a raft attempting to cross the Brownsville Shipping Channel.

A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew was diverted and intercepted the raft with five people aboard. Each person was carrying a bundle of marijuana totaling approximately 399 lbs.

The Coast Guard crew transported the individuals and bales of marijuana to Station South Padre Island, then transferred them to CBP.