Coast Guard Finds 43 Bales of Pot Floating Off California

Approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized by Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach crew members near Catalina Island is shown, Aug. 13, 2019. The bales were transferred to Customs and Border Protection, who confirmed the bales consisted of marijuana weighing approximately 1,300 pounds with an estimated value of $1 million. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized by Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach crew members near Catalina Island is shown, Aug. 13, 2019. The bales were transferred to Customs and Border Protection, who confirmed the bales consisted of marijuana weighing approximately 1,300 pounds with an estimated value of $1 million. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

AVALON, Calif. — Authorities 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 acting on a tip discovered 43 bales of pot worth about $1 million.

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

Federal officials are investigating where it came from.

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