BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) – An abandoned boat in Boynton Beach was actually a drug smuggling boat which was found with some of its illegal cargo still stashed inside the bow.
According to Boynton Beach Police, marine officers Gregg Koch and Darin Hederian were patrolling the Intracoastal waterways when they came across an 18-foot Donzi beached at Harvey J. Oyer Jr., Boat Club Park on Wednesday, Nov. 30th.READ MORE: Dolphins Come Through With Dominating Performance, Blowing Out Panthers 33-10
Several local fishermen told police that the speed boat had been sitting there for about two hours.READ MORE: CBS4’s Mike Cugno Catches Up With Nat Moore Trophy Finalists QB Zion Turner & DE Marvin Jones Jr.
On the boat, police found a gallon of water, a plastic bag filled with bread and an extra fuel drum on board, signs that suggested a possible smuggling venture had just occurred.
A K9 responded and immediately alerted to the forward bow of the boat. Officers located a hidden compartment under the steering wheel. Inside, they found a garbage bag filled with 11 bundles of marijuana. The marijuana weighed about 20 pounds and has a street value of $20,000Officers said it appears that the majority of the smuggled load was already offloaded. These bundles were overlooked and left behind.MORE NEWS: ‘I Have Goose Bumps’: Zoo Miami's Ron Magil On 'Rita' Laying 2nd Egg On Live Bald Eagle Cam
No arrests have been made and the boat has no Florida registration or hull number.