VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE ( — Authorities Friday continued to search for suspects in connection with an alleged drug boat that washed ashore near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Air Force Base personnel said they found the 20-foot aluminum boat on Thursday afternoon.

According to authorities, the engine of the boat had been removed and bags of marijuana were allegedly found in the sand worth as much as $1 million.

“These large bags kinda like these dark-colored trash bags wrapped up and stacked. And actually, [they] have been covered and it looks like an attempt to camouflage them with surrounding brush,” said Cmdr. Nina Armagno.

Officials subsequently searched the area and determined there was no threat to the base.

The Department of Homeland Security has taken over the investigation.


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