Articles Tagged With ‘panga boat’




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Panga boat with passengers spotted off SLO County coast

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... (Continue reading)

Feds intercept 3,000 pounds of marijuana

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

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)

Panga delivers at least $18 million of pot to Big Sur

A panga boat with approximately $18 million worth of marijuana popped up in Big Sur Friday, prompting Monterey County investigators to track down four suspects who were traveling in San Luis Obispo County. [Mercury News] The Monterey County Sheriff’s narcotics... (Continue reading)

Coast Guard busts 3 smugglers off San Simeon

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)

Parkinson’s naval vessel now operational

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson has unveiled his 27-foot Defender Class boat that will allow sheriff’s personnel to step up their battle against drug smugglers frequenting local shores. Parkinson showed off the approximately $350,000 boat on Tuesday near... (Continue reading)

Fisherman snatches panga, officers arrest fisherman

A fisherman cited maritime law in claiming a panga he found Monday in Santa Barbara County as his possession, but law enforcement officials said the boat belonged to them and arrested the man. [KEYT] Eric Bjorklund and two other fishermen... (Continue reading)

Eight arrested after Thanksgiving panga beaches by San Simeon

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested eight suspects and confiscated at least one ton of marijuana after a panga boat beached near San Simeon early Thursday morning. Around 3:30 a.m., deputies saw a white, full size Dodge panel van... (Continue reading)

Panga pops up north of San Simeon

Ending a several month absence from San Luis Obispo County’s coastline, a panga boat has appeared on Thanksgiving. [KSBY] The panga beached at a location north of San Simeon and south of Ragged Point, according to the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Parkinson’s Navy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Sheriff Ian Parkinson told San Luis Obispo County Supervisors in April that he needed an extra half million dollars to buy and operate a 27-foot Defender Class response boat to tow drug smuggling boats,... (Continue reading)



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