VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (CBSLA.com) — 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.READ MORE: DEA Warns Of Aggressive Scammers Texting Fake FBI Badges To Extort Money, Steal Personal Information
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.READ MORE: San Diego Woman Sues GoFundMe Campaign Creator Over Starbucks Barista Fundraiser
“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.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed In Fiery Wreck On 60 Freeway In Hacienda Heights Despite 'Heroic' Efforts Of Good Samaritan
The Department of Homeland Security has taken over the investigation.