Drug smuggling boat found in Cayucos

October 6, 2013

pangaA California Highway Patrol airplane discovered an abandoned panga boat north of Cayucos on Saturday morning.

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies responded and found evidence that the boat had been used to transport narcotics. Deputies also found 15 fuel containers aboard the boat.

Incidents of drug dealers bringing marijuana into the United States from Mexico have increased steadily over the past few years. In 2012, California officials recorded 210 maritime smuggling incidents. Four years prior, officials recorded only 45 maritime smuggling events in the state.

In the past 18 months, deputies have discovered eight panga boats in San Luis Obispo County. In December 2012, a panga boat rammed into a Coast Guard boat killing an officer off the coast of Santa Barbara.

 


23 Comments

  1. Myself says:

    If this nanny govt we have can listen in out our phone calls,read what we type here in blogs like this,see what gun websites we look at,wouldn’t you think that it could watch the coast line and when these boats get to San Diego that they could bust them right there,how in the heck does a boat like that get all the way up the coast and not be seen, and remember the one in Santa Barbara earlier that when the Coast Guard sent a raft out to stop it the illegals shot the Guardsman, they should have used the deck gun right off the bat,a few shots with the 50 would have taken care of business. The only war on drugs we’ve got is which agency can grub up the most money for its toy arsenal, stopping those boats before they hit the coast is low priority it seems.

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  2. suzyque says:

    I believe like The Citizen, that we need volunteer watchers IMMEDIATELY. As a home owner in Cayucos, I will arm myself from now on. There is no way we can allow these smugglers to approach our coast, our homes, and our towns. It’s time to stop this.

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    • doggin says:

      Sorry but anything legal to own in Ca will be like a squirt gun when matched to the weapons our government have given the drug cartel.

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    • jimmy_me says:

      I’m just not seeing any damage done by a boat-load of evil weed. It makes for a great story, but, it’s really chump change in the big scheme of things. What I do see is a bunch of people dying at the hands of drunk drivers. The difference seems to be that we’ve grown used to and accepting of drunk drivers causing major problems. Maybe a drunk driver watch program would be a better use of time and resources, and may actually obtain useful results.

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  3. jarhead says:

    I would like to know what is happening to these boats and motors , they could auction them off and make some money, and if I per chance find one drifting at sea or washed up on the beach , do I have salvage rights , I would guess NOT it would be taken for evidence,
    The one they found this weekend had three big outboards .
    these boats would make great sport fishing boats with a little TLC

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  4. Citizen says:

    We need volunteer spotters–just like we had in WWII. This could be organized by the Sheriff’s Dept. or by any citizen group. Once the boats are caught over and over again, they will land somewhere else.

    These folks are dangerous and it’s only a matter of time before they kill some hapless beach goers or tourists who happens to be on the beach when they are landing and unloading.

    I would volunteer. It’s better than allowing ourselves to be victimized over and over again. These drug smugglers are not going to work in the vineyards. They will be selling drugs in our county and starting families that will grow up in a criminal environment.

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  5. jrstone says:

    In California you’d have to go up against the state’s strongest union, the CCPOA Anything that will dip into the wallets of these bunch of overpaid baby sitters has little chance of getting anywhere… 65 to 70% of those individuals that are incarcerated in CDC are there for drugs or drug related crimes, you can’t take that from CCPOA, they’d had to go find real jobs!!!!

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  6. calvertworthington says:

    Profit Motive.

    How do we change that, and not spend a fortune?

    See:

    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

    http://www.leap.cc

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