Smuggling boat comes ashore near North San Diego County mansions

Posted at 5:31 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 08:31:38-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - Smugglers tried to unload a boat full of marijuana next to multi-million dollar homes in Del Mar early Monday, the Border Patrol said.

The panga came ashore between Carmel Valley Rd. and 4th St. about 3 a.m.

Border Patrol agents said they detained at least two people who were unloading bales of marijuana.

Each bundle of pot contained between 30 and 50 pounds of the plant.

The smell of marijuana was strong a dozen feet away, according to 10News photographer Paul Anderegg.