Coast Guardsman killed Trying to Arrest Marijuana Smugglers in Waters Off Southern California

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Steve Neavling

A Coast Guardsman was killed Sunday and another injured when an alleged marijuana smuggler intentionally rammed into two agents in the waters off the Southern California Coast the ABC News reports.

Four suspects were arrested, but authorities are still on the search for two others, ABC News reported.

The Coast Guard was trying to intercept two pot-smuggling boats when two agents climbed into a smaller, quicker craft in an attempt to arrest occupants of one of the boats.

But one of the suspect’s boats, according to ABC News, rammed into the smaller vessel and struck the agents.

The Coast Guard is working with local police and Border Patrol.

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