U.S. Border Patrol agents nabbed a diver allegedly smuggling marijuana into the United States as he crossed the St. Clair River in a scuba suit.
Around 1 a.m. Monday the Saint Clair County Central Dispatch notified border patrol agents that a citizen spotted an individual swimming across the Saint Clair River near Marine City.
Using a video surveillance system at the Operational Integration Center on Selfridge Air Force Base, a camera operator spotted the diver and saw him pulling a dry bag behind him.
The agents apprehended the Canadian man after he got out of the water near Marine City. They found a watertight PVC cylinder holding more than 8 pounds of marijuana tied to a seawall ladder.
The man and the drugs were turned over to the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.