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Coast Guard intercepts pot-laden panga

An estimated 250 bales of marijuana were found on a panga boat intercepted Tuesday about 100 miles southwest of San Diego.

A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules plane spotted the panga Tuesday morning, and the cutter Edisto was diverted to the area.

Three people on the panga were seen throwing fuel barrels overboard in an apparent attempt to lighten the boat’s load and flee, the Coast Guard told U-T San Diego.

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