A federal jury has convicted a second man of helping to smuggle more than 1,307 pounds of marijuana by boat, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert.

Hansel Andres Centeno Arriola and Cristian Valencia Mendoza were arrested on Oct. 18 after the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James encountered them in a go-fast boat loaded with 21 bales of marijuana approximately 45 miles off the coast of Colombia in the Eastern Pacific.

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