PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Two Canadian men are in U.S. custody after a high-speed boat chase in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says agents saw the two unloading large bales of marijuana wrapped in black plastic west of Port Angeles early Monday. The pair got back in their boat and raced north when confronted, but a customs vessel intercepted them after a three-minute chase.
Investigators said the eight bundles of marijuana found floating in the water totaled 527 pounds.
Officials identified the two as 25-year-old Kyle Grayson Gadsby and 26-year-old Colin Charles Crowe, both of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. It was not immediately clear if they had lawyers. They were scheduled to make initial appearances in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Tuesday.