Articles Tagged With ‘drug smuggling’




Feds intercept 3,000 pounds of marijuana

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Federal authorities arrested 13 people Saturday after intercepting 3,000 pounds of marijuana the suspects were trying to smuggle into the United States by panga boat at a beach just north of the city of Santa Barbara. Early Saturday morning, the... (Continue reading)

Panga beaches on Gaviota coast

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Authorities arrested two Riverside area men Monday after a panga boat beached in Santa Barbara County. Law enforcement personnel found the panga at San Onofre Beach within the Gaviota State Park. A resident first noticed the boat around 9 a.m.... (Continue reading)

7 men charged with trafficking cocaine

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The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed felony drug charges Friday against seven men for allegedly trafficking in cocaine, according to a press release. Officers arrested five of the suspects in Los Osos, Morro Bay, Paso Robles and... (Continue reading)

Coast Guard busts 3 smugglers off San Simeon

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U.S. Coast Guard crews disrupted an apparent drug smuggling operation off San Simeon on Tuesday, according to a press release. During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard aircrew spotted a suspicious panga-type vessel about 30 miles from the shore. While... (Continue reading)

Capps holds panga prevention meeting

Congresswoman Lois Capps met with federal, state and local law enforcement officials Monday to disuss warding off panga boat smuggling operations along the Central Coast. [KSBY] Law enforcement officials from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties attended the... (Continue reading)

Mexican cop accused of smuggling drugs into California

A Mexican police officer appeared in U.S. federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking heroin and methamphetamine into California. [LA Times] Last month, border patrol agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 15 near Temecula that was carrying 11 packages of... (Continue reading)