Video: Coast Guard offloads seized drugs in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – Crewmembers of Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon offload 3,500 pounds of marijuana from the cutter at Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 8, 2014. The Mellon’s crew, along with crews of San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter, a Sacramento-based Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft and a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft, interdicted the marijuana and more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, and detained four suspected smugglers from a panga boat in international waters approximately 170 miles southwest of San Diego, Jan. 3. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli. Available in High Definition.