Panga boat with passengers spotted off SLO County coast

June 7, 2016
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Panga seized in 2014

A San Luis Obispo County resident spotted what appeared to be a panga boat loaded with passengers off the coast between Cayucos and Harmony. The witness did not report the sighting until several days later, and authorities failed to locate the boat.

The witness saw the suspected panga boat at approximately 4 p.m. on May 24, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office. About 15 to 20 people were in the boat, the witness said.

Investigators believe the boat was transporting illegal immigrants from Mexico who were to be dropped off somewhere along the coast. It is unclear if any of the passengers were located.

Officials request that anyone who sees something suspicious report it immediately by calling 911 or the sheriff’s dispatch at (805) 781-4550.


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just thinking

Mmmmmm…. and where is Sheriff’s Parkinson’s Navy??? Reminds me of McHale’s Navy.


kayaknut

And Parkinson is Captain Binghamton????


horse_soldier

Hard to understand why someone would wait several days to notify the authorities.


Mariposa

Some people just refuse to call the authorities. I know individuals who were chased by loose, vicious dogs that would not call County Animal Control to report the aggressive animal.


r0y

People understand the caliber and quality of “work” by their government. I’m not surprised people don’t even bother with them anymore.


jimmy_me

Don’t ask me how, but I was able to obtain a partial list of the boat’s “passengers”. They include Herb Green, John Bales, and Mary Jane Fumo, and Ima Sukkah. Could someone please pass these names along to the proper authorities? Thanks.


L.A.RamsFan

Ahhhh! Nothing to fear… That was just a cartel search and rescue panda. They were out pickin’ up employees. Now that’s how a progressive cartel keeps its employee retention at peak levels.


Side_Show_Bob

No doubt the delay in reporting was because it was a Democrat thinking “Cool, a dozen more ‘live’ voters for Hillary.”


jimmy_me

I am overwhelmed with fear. What should I do?


Jorge Estrada

Learn Spanish and scream, un beso para mi !


TacomaRose

Where was Parkinson’s half million dollar panga interception patrol boat?


Has that expensive patrol boat had any real value or was it just another waste of tax payer money?


Perspicacious

It wasn’t a panga boat. They never make the trip and drop-off in broad daylight. More than likely it was a fishing boat out of Morro Bay. The “witness” probably woke up from his days-long “medical” marijuana stupor and called in the “sighting”.


demiseofslo

STFU you have no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to medical marijuana. Lets see what you’ve got up in your medicine cabinet before you start spewing a bunch of shit


Perspicacious

Uh, yes I do. Years of direct contact with “medicinal” users. The law was passed using “terminal illness patients” as the excuse. 95% of the users I came in contact with were stoned out of their mind, presented a card, and their “ailment” was a bad back or something similar.


L.A.RamsFan

Uh, no you don’t “P”!!!


Years of direct contact with the “medicinal users” doesn’t necessarily mean you have an informed opinion about cannabis…


Cannabis was part of the United States Pharmacopeia (do you know what that is?) as early as 1850. In 1906 it was part of the Food and Drugs Act that was signed into law. In the 1930s at least two American companies, Parke-Davis and Eli Lily, were selling standardized extracts of marijuana for use as an analgesic, an antispasmodic and sedative. Another manufacturer, Grimault & Company, marketed marijuana cigarettes as a remedy for asthma. By the late 1930’s all 48 states had laws in place to regulate marijuana. The Marihuana Tax Act in 1937, opposed by the AMA, was passed into law which criminalized the possession and/or use of marijuana without a prescription. And because of the huge influx of pharm’ drugs such as heroin, morphine, cocaine and many others cannabis was dropped from the United States Pharmacopeia in 1947 after being there for almost 100 years! About 30 years later the federal drug classification system was established and cannabis would be placed in schedule 1, which means (1) it has no medical value and (2) is a public health danger.


And here’s the kicker to this idiocy: While the government denies the benefits of medical marijuana? Wait for it….!!!! It holds a patent for those very same benefits (October 2003, U.S. patent #6630507 entitled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” was assigned to The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Health And Human Services)! The patent mentions cannabidiol’s “ability as an antiepileptic, to lower intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma, lack of toxicity or serious side effects in large acute doses, its neuroprotectant properties, its ability to prevent neurotoxicity mediated by NMDA, AMPA, or kainate receptors; its ability to attenuate glutamate toxicity, its ability to protect against cellular damage, its ability to protect brains from ischemic damage, its anxiolytic effect, and its superior antioxidant activity which can be used in the prophylaxis and treatment of oxidation associated diseases.” It has so much confidence in these benefits that the FDA, who now has the patent, licenses its use to pharmaceutical companies.


Here’s a couple of other things to ponder:


“Make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed and sow it everywhere.” – George Washington, U.S. President


“We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.”

– John Adams, U.S. President


“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”

– Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President


“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Carl Sagan


“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” – Albert Einstein quote on Hemp


the guy paso

Very funny!


Jorge Estrada

Was that 15 to 20 Arabs in the panga? It is very assuming that pangas only transport Mexicans. Thanks for the heads up.


Perspicacious

The article said the illegal immigrants were from Mexico, didn’t say they were Mexicans.