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1,400 pounds of marijuana found hidden in San Diego ocean cave; 2 men arrested

June 6, 2010 |  9:05 am

The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday found large amounts of marijuana in an ocean cave in San Diego and arrested two alleged smugglers.

The incident occurred near Point Loma. According to a statement, the Coast Guard received a call from a concerned resident who noticed a small boat beached around the Sunset Cliffs area.

Officials moved in and arrested two men. They also recovered 1,400 pounds of marijuana.

They later found a cave where the alleged smugglers were offloading the drugs. Lifeguards helped the Coast Guard move the pot from the caves onto a Coast Guard vessel.

According to the statement, the suspects were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol. Their identities were not released.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Coast Guard officials examine a boat used in the alleged smuggling operation. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard