MALIBU (CBS) — Three men suspected of attempting to smuggle a boatload of marijuana are expected to appear in court Monday on federal drug trafficking charges.

Los Angeles deputies interrupted an overnight attempt Saturday to smuggle a half a ton of marijuana valued at $1 million ashore in Malibu, according to authorities.

The seizure followed a tip from someone who spotted a panga boat, the kind often used by smugglers from Mexico.

The boat landed at Pirate’s Cove.

Authorities called off the search for a fourth smuggler later Saturday.

They say it’s not clear if that suspect escaped or ever existed.

The boat was reportedly loaded with 40-50 bales of marijuana, police reported.

» 3 Arrested, Half Ton Of Marijuana Seized During Panga Boat Bust In Malibu

Comments (5)
  1. Smith-Garcia says:

    Just Mexicans, what’s the harm?

  2. Michael J. McDermott says:

    That will teach them to try to penitrate our borders.

  3. Joe says:

    Deport them back to Mexico and let the drug cartels take care of them for loosing there drugs.

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