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  1. Ron Strider

    Yacht's Distress Call Leads To Big Greek Marijuana Bust

    A rescue operation in the eastern Aegean Sea has turned into a big marijuana bust. A Greek coast guard statement says a Turkish-flagged wooden sailboat that issued a distress call near the island of Nisyros was found to be carrying around 700 kilograms (1,500 pounds) of marijuana. The three...
  2. Ron Strider

    Distressed Boater Call Leads Coast Guard To Marijuana Seizure

    If you've got drugs aboard and are having battery issues on your boat, maybe you shouldn't call the Coast Guard for help. That's what happened in San Diego on Sunday morning, leading to the seizure of 1,200 pounds of marijuana, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday. The distress call came in...
  3. Ron Strider

    Boaters Advised: Marijuana Still Illegal On The High Seas

    Though Maine has legalized recreational marijuana, don't expect the U.S. Coast Guard to be on board with a state law. Boaters who plan to get out on Maine waters this holiday weekend should prepare to be boarded by federal and state law enforcement officers, who will be out in force as they...