Big Marijuana Seizure On Ventura County Coastline: 20 Arrested

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:57pm

20 people were arrested after authorities say they were caught in Ventura County trying to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States.

Federal authorities detected a boat headed up the coast from Mexico overnight, and called on the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for help.

The boat landed near the Pacific Coast Highway, and Deer Creek Road. About 4,000 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Officials say that most of the 20 people who were arrested at around one a.m. were apparently there to help unload the boat.

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