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HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard seized 168 pounds of marijuana Friday near South Padre Island,
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot Special Purpose
Craft–Law Enforcement boat crew observed three individuals swimming across the
Brownsville Ship Channel with bundles on their backs at approximately 5 a.m.
The Station South Padre Island SPC–LE boat crew intercepted the
individuals and seized the marijuana in their possession.
The Coast Guard crew transported the three individuals and
the bundles to Station South Padre Island, then transferred them to U.S.
Customs and Border Protection personnel.