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08/23/2013 10:46 am ET Updated Aug 24, 2013

Jesse Zunti, Scuba Diver, Caught Smuggling 8 Pounds Of Marijuana Into The U.S.: Police

A Canadian scuba diver was collared for smuggling more than eight pounds of marijuana -- underwater -- into the United States, police say.

Jesse James Thomas Zunti was charged with delivering a controlled substance after a witness spotted him in full scuba gear swimming across the St. Clair River into Marine City, Mich., according to The Canadian Press.

At about 1 a.m. on Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents used security cameras to locate the suspect, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Agents met him on shore in Marine City. Zunti allegedly tied a watertight pipe containing the sea weed to a sea wall ladder before getting out.

Zunti was arrested and his bail was set at $100,000.

Authorities believe he swam up to three-quarters of a mile before he was busted, according to the New York Daily News.

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