HMCS Calgary Helps Stop USD 1 Mln Worth of Marijuana
The Royal Canadian Navy’s frigate HMCS Calgary assisted the US Coast Guard in stopping more than $1 million worth of marijuana off the coast of Mexico.
As reported by U-T San Diego, two suspected drug smuggler aboard a 35-foot panga were spotted on Wednesday about 100 miles off the coast of San Diego.
HMCS Calgary joined the pursuit after the smugglers. Two suspects, both Mexican citiziens, along with their vessel and 50 bales of marijuana weighing 1,200 pounds were transported to the immigration and customs officials.
Press Release, October 06, 2014; Image: US Navy