TURBONEGRO's HAPPY TOM Featured In San Diego News Report On 'Pot Boat'

Thomas "Happy Tom" Seltzer of the Norwegian rockers TURBONEGRO was interviewed as a witness in a KUSI News TV report about an incident involving an 18-foot boat used to smuggle drugs, which washed ashore early Monday morning (April 21) in Sunset Cliffs, Southern California with marijuana still on board.

Watch the report at this location.

According to The Associated Press, the U.S. Coast Guard received a call that a boat was in distress and hitting the rocks about 6 a.m., said Lauren Mack, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.

When authorities arrived, the boat had been abandoned. Marijuana was found inside the craft, Mack said. The amount of marijuana found was unknown because authorities have not been able to take a close look inside the boat, Mack said.

It is the latest in a surge of smuggling boats found along the San Diego coast.

TURBONEGRO recently cancelled its European and U.S. tours due to the "serious illness" of the group's guitarist Knut "Euroboy" Schreiner.

The band's latest album, "Retox", was released in June 2007.

(Thanks: Asbjrn Slettemark)

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