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U.S. authorities arrest Alberta boat pilot and seize 1,500 lb. of meth near San Juan Islands

Alberta boat pilot arrested in U.S. seizure of 1,500 lb. of meth in San Juan Islands

U.S. authorities say they have seized nearly 1500 pounds of methamphetamine heading to Canada by boat.

On Wednesday morning on a boat just southwest of Stuart Island, which is north of San Juan Island.

According to The Associated Press, authorities noticed the vessel was riding low in the lower, they stopped the boat and arrested Alberta resident Ted Karl Faupel

Agents arrested Ted Karl Faupel while seizing the boat, 1,432 pounds (650 kg) methamphetamine and a Glock 9mm handgun.

Faupel told investigators when he was hiking near a marina in Sidney, on Vancouver Island, someone approached him and offered him $1,000 to move a boat from Sidney to Anacortes, Washington, and back.

The vessel was seized in U.S. waters, when agents boarded the boat they found 28 duffel bags containing cellophane wrapped cylindrical packages, which were later determined to contain methamphetamine.

“Due to the vigilance and exceptional skills of our Marine Interdiction Agents, the Bellingham Air and Marine Branch was able to prevent these dangerous narcotics from harming members of our communities,” said Jeremy Thompson, director, Air and Marine Operations, Bellingham Air and Marine Branch. “This latest incident is a testament to the dedication of Air and Marine Operations personnel to keeping communities on both sides of the border safe.”

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