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At 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, a small boat was seen close to shore near 1600 Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach. According to radio transmissions over county sheriffs’ radio, the reporting party also stated that there were a number of people transferring duffel bags from the boat into a waiting pickup truck.

Deputies from the Imperial Beach sheriffs’ substation arrived on the scene and found three people in plain view and one hidden behind a rock. All four people were detained. Border Patrol agents were called and several units arrived. At 2:20 a.m., units from the Otay Detention Center and Bonita were called to assist in the search for more people.

Deputies stated that they found six duffel bags full of marijuana. Three of the suspects were swimmers and one was the driver of the waiting pickup.

The sheriffs’ helicopter arrived to the area and asked the sergeant what they had working. The sergeant replied, “We have about 200-plus pounds of marijuana from a boat run and need your assistance for locating any more suspects.” The helicopter pilot was instructed to search the coast from Seacoast Drive to the Imperial Beach Pier and from the Tijuana Estuary to the border fence. Border Patrol also had a patrol boat to assist in the search.

The helicopter wasn’t able to locate any more suspects. Due to the high tide, the deputies were unsure if they found all of the marijuana. The four men were taken to the Imperial Beach substation for further questioning. The pickup truck was impounded.

It’s not known if any of the suspects arrested were illegal aliens, but the sheriff’s sergeant said, “We can’t release any of these suspects to the Border Patrol anytime soon due to the amount of narcotics.”

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At 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, a small boat was seen close to shore near 1600 Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach. According to radio transmissions over county sheriffs’ radio, the reporting party also stated that there were a number of people transferring duffel bags from the boat into a waiting pickup truck.

Deputies from the Imperial Beach sheriffs’ substation arrived on the scene and found three people in plain view and one hidden behind a rock. All four people were detained. Border Patrol agents were called and several units arrived. At 2:20 a.m., units from the Otay Detention Center and Bonita were called to assist in the search for more people.

Deputies stated that they found six duffel bags full of marijuana. Three of the suspects were swimmers and one was the driver of the waiting pickup.

The sheriffs’ helicopter arrived to the area and asked the sergeant what they had working. The sergeant replied, “We have about 200-plus pounds of marijuana from a boat run and need your assistance for locating any more suspects.” The helicopter pilot was instructed to search the coast from Seacoast Drive to the Imperial Beach Pier and from the Tijuana Estuary to the border fence. Border Patrol also had a patrol boat to assist in the search.

The helicopter wasn’t able to locate any more suspects. Due to the high tide, the deputies were unsure if they found all of the marijuana. The four men were taken to the Imperial Beach substation for further questioning. The pickup truck was impounded.

It’s not known if any of the suspects arrested were illegal aliens, but the sheriff’s sergeant said, “We can’t release any of these suspects to the Border Patrol anytime soon due to the amount of narcotics.”

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This kind of criminal activity could be eliminated if we would just legalize marijuana for adults. California Assembly Bill 390 does just that.

Many Americans are prejudiced against people who choose marijuana as a healthier and less fattening way to relax than alcohol. Anti-marijuana bigotry is widespread because of decades of government propaganda.

Ronald Reagan famously said, "I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast."

If you want marijuana to be legalized, taxed, and regulated for adults, YOU can make it happen. Tell your legislators to support California Assembly Bill 390. It's easy. Visit yes390.org

June 13, 2009

This is an beautiful example of state and federal government waste. This bust exemplifies why California is broke, and here is why. I'm assuming about 5 or 6 Deputies from the Imperial Beach sheriffs’ substation arrived on the scene. 2:20 a.m.(night premium pay), let's figure 2 units from the Otay Detention Center and probably a minimum of 2 more from Bonita were called to assist in the search for more people. The helicopter pilot was instructed to search the coast from Seacoast Drive to the Imperial Beach Pier and from the Tijuana Estuary to the border fence (Spotter, Pilot, Fuel and Maintenance $10-25k). Border Patrol let's assume 4 Patrol personnel, and they also had a patrol boat (Fuel, Maintenance costs $500-2k) to assist in the search. For six duffel bags of marijuana, 200-plus pounds of marijuana total street worth of what maybe a $100,000.00, only $15-$20k worth of profit. All said and done probably $250,000.00-$1.2 million dollars of tax payer money spent once the legal system gets involved on a State, Federal and International level to keep $20,000.00 dollars in profit from hitting the pockets of those involved. And the "would be" buyers of the marijuana involved in this bust will inevitably find an alternate source for their marijuana. In fact they already have. Only now we are facing a $26 billion defecit, plus the additional 1 million, two hundred thousand dollars we've spent on this. This doesn't represent a bust, but rather a heist, of your taxpayer money. The war on drugs is an abismal failure and a fiscal vacuum. AB390 is right. Prohibition has completely failed us and costs tax payers an exhorbitant amount of money that California can no longer keep borrowing to pay for. Regulation works, taxation works; it has successfully curbed the use of tobacco and alcohol. Educate yourself, and get involved with your government.

June 13, 2009

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