Super panga beaches near Cayucos
January 16, 2014
A boat deemed a “super panga” landed on a beach near Cayucos Wednesday, along with a load of marijuana valued at around $10 million. [KSBY]
Bird watcher and photographer Marlin Harms spotted the boat on the beach, as well as a pile of bales lying beside it. The bales contained 4,000 pounds of marijuana.
“The first thing I saw as I looked down the bluffs was a huge pile of big sacks,” Harms said. “But, I was actually kind of anxious to not stick around because I didn’t know if there were any people around.”
The boat was the second super panga to arrive in San Luis Obispo County. Super pangas range in length from 45 to 55 feet, while typical pangas are about 30 feet, according to the County Sheriff’s Office.
Two $80,000 motors were attached to the super panga, providing it nearly 700 horsepower.
No arrests occurred following the arrival of the boat Wednesday, and sheriff’s deputies are still searching for suspects.