Man caught floating to U.S. on bag of pot

Border Patrol stops man 600 yards from shore

POSTED: 06:41 AM MST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 08:38 AM MDT Sep 26, 2013 
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Officials say a determined man was arrested trying to swim into the U.S. while floating on a duffle bag full of pot.

NBC San Diego reports that a 55-year-old unidentified Mexican citizen was taken into custody after being spotted in the ocean just 600 yards from the U.S./Mexico border.

The man was using a duffle bag as a flotation device. Inside the bag, officials found more than $23,000 in illegal drugs, including seven bundles of marijuana weighing more than 50 pounds.