Officials say a determined man was arrested trying to swim into the U.S. while floating on a duffle bag full of pot.

NBC San Diego reports that a 55-year-old unidentified Mexican citizen was taken into custody after being spotted in the ocean just 600 yards from the U.S./Mexico border.

The man was using a duffle bag as a flotation device. Inside the bag, officials found more than $23,000 in illegal drugs, including seven bundles of marijuana weighing more than 50 pounds.