Screenshot of CBS 8 news in San Diego shows the 540 pounds of meth seized off the California Coast in February 2014.
Earlier this week, authorities seized a 30-foot boat just north of San Diego, 540 pounds of methamphetamine was stashed inside. Officials say the boat came from Mexico.
Security has tightened at the U.S. border which means drug smugglers are turning to the high seas. But, as AP's Julie Watson reports, they're doing so at a time when those patrolling the waters have been hit by budget cuts.