Coast Guard finds 1,300 pounds of pot floating off California coast

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U.S. Coast Guard officials found about 1,300 pounds of marijuana floating near Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)

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AVALON, Calif.— Authorities say that they have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast.

The Daily News reports Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard was acting on a tip and discovered the 43 bales of pot worth about $1 million.

The marijuana was delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.

Federal officials are now investigating where it came from.

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