Articles Tagged With ‘panga boat’

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)

Deputies find panga at San Simeon State Beach

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a panga boat at San Simeon State Beach early Wednesday morning. Deputies did not find any drugs, though, nor did they identify any suspects. They discovered the panga around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. The... (Continue reading)

Panga boat abandoned on North County beach

An abandoned panga boat was found on a beach approximately four miles north of the Piedras Blancas Light Station on Thursday. At about 1:30 p.m., a California Parks ranger driving on Highway 1 noticed a break in the fence line.... (Continue reading)

Smuggler convicted of murdering Coast Guard officer

A Mexican national caught smuggling drugs in a panga boat was sentenced to life without parole after a jury convicted him of second-degree murder in the death of a Coast Guard officer patrolling the waters off of the Central Coast.... (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)

Panga boat raises human smuggling concerns

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are looking into possible human smuggling after a panga boat was found Sunday morning on the beach across from the San Simeon Campground, according to a press release. Deputies responded at about 7:15 a.m.... (Continue reading)

Feds seize 204 bales of marijuana from panga near San Simeon

Law enforcement officials seized 204 bales of marijuana, totaling 3,570 pounds, from a panga boat that beached north of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse and San Simeon on Monday. [Tribune] A witness spotted the smugglers late Monday afternoon and alerted the San... (Continue reading)

Panga boat beaches near San Simeon

A panga boat beached north of San Simeon Monday afternoon. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a panga landing around 5 p.m. Monday. Deputies, State Parks rangers and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the... (Continue reading)

16 arrests made in San Simeon smuggling incident

Sixteen people were arrested early Wednesday morning after they were caught allegedly smuggling marijuana from a panga boat beached near San Simeon. [KCOY] U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents first spotted a large motor home headed westbound on Highway 46.... (Continue reading)

Drug smuggling boat found in Cayucos

A 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... (Continue reading)