Marijuana falling from the sky might sound like a pothead's dream, but for two men sitting in jail right now, it was a drug-smuggling operation far too conspicuous to succeed.
On Monday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found 262 pounds of marijuana, tightly secured in 10 bundles, in a field near San Diego's Brown Field Airport, about two miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The street value of the pot: $157,000.
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Federal officials say the marijuana was dropped from an ultra-light aircraft that crossed the border from Mexico. According to NBC Bay Area, after dropping the bundles from a cage typically used to hold cargo around 4:15 a.m., the plane turned around and returned to Mexico without landing.
CBP's Office of Air and Marine spotted and tracked the plane — and got to the drop-off location just as two men were trying to claim their manna from Heaven.
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