I cannot even imagine in my wildest dreams what 19 tons of pot would look like. To think this was not some sort of undercover sting or the Coast Guard patrol boats setting an ocean going trap. It was a chance encounter between a Navy Aircraft Carrier and two smuggling craft. Now, think in terms of what must be going on all the time.
It occurred to me that if California was to take the lead of Chicago and just write out parking tickets with $100 to $400 fines for simple possession that they would have to use ocean going container ships to haul pot up and down the west coast from Mexico. 19 tons of pot dumped at sea near US-Mexico border