About 400 pounds of marijuana found on raft near Brownsville, Coast Guard says

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KTRK) -- About 400 pounds of marijuana were seized from a raft adjacent Brownsville, Texas, aboriginal Wednesday morning.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, crews got a study from Customs and Border Protection astir 4 a.m. saying radical successful a raft were trying to transverse the Brownsville Shipping Channel.

Coast Guard crews tracked down the raft wherever 5 radical were found, each carrying a bundle of marijuana. It turned retired to beryllium astir 400 pounds of product.

"This seizure is simply a premier illustration of the interagency practice which exists betwixt Customs and Border Protection and the Coast Guard to forestall narcotics from reaching the U.S.," said Cynthia Taylor with Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. "We instrumentality tremendous pridefulness successful combating the ongoing cause trafficking commercialized on our borders."

The Coast Guard sent the 5 radical and the bundles of marijuana to their presumption successful South Padre Island, past transferred them to customs officials.

The incidental remains nether investigation.

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