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“Marijuana Fell From the Sky in San Diego”


Bundles of marijuana were dropped from a plane Monday morning over San Diego.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection began tracking the ultra-light plane as it crossed the border about 4:15 a.m. and returned to Mexico without landing.

Federal agents said a plane originated in Mexico dropped the bundles of pot that were tied to a cage used to hold cargo at a location just north of Brown Field Airport.



The celestial cannabis never got the chance to go up in smoke with two men arrested on suspicion of smuggling.

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized more than 117kg of marijuana from a location in San Diego less than 3km from the US/Mexico border, NBC reports.

A light plane flew over the border, dropped the package and then then returned to Mexico without landing, the CBP’s Office of Air and Marine said.

The drugs were contained in ten bundles that were attached a metal cage and dropped from the aircraft.

The stash was estimated to be worth more than $165,000.

A 32-year-old undocumented immigrant and a 49-year-old legal permanent resident were arrested at the drop site.





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