Sheriff’s deputies confiscated about 400 pounds of marijuana Wednesday near a Del Mar beach after a surfer found several bags of the drug and then encountered two men carrying another.
The surfer told deputies he found six burlap sacks about 4 a.m on the east side of the railroad tracks as he was walking to the beach along a trail at the end of 11th Street, sheriff’s Sgt. Jack Reynolds said.
Investigators believe someone used a boat to drop off the drugs. It is common for smugglers to drop off narcotics at a prearranged point and have someone waiting to pick it up, Reynolds said.
Reynolds said he could not estimate the current street value of the Mexican-grade marijuana, but last year at this time it was selling for about $300 to $400 per pound.