Coast Guard seizes Ecstasy near Canadian border

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with Makah Tribal Enforcement, interdicted an 18-foot vessel Thursday and seized 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, worth approximately $720,000, found aboard the vessel.

The Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, Wash., boat crew while on a patrol observed an 18-foot boat at about 6:30 p.m., headed south from the vicinity of the U.S. and Canadian border in the Straits of Juan De Fuca near Neah Bay.

The Coast Guard boarded the vessel and found one duffle bag, the contents of which field-tested positive as Ecstasy.

The suspected smuggler aboard the 18-foot boat was detained by the Coast Guard boarding team and later arrested by members of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. The suspect was later transported to the Clallam County jail and the Ecstasy was transferred to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

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