Articles Tagged With ‘panga boat’




Montana de Oro panga defendants plead guilty

Fourteen defendants pleaded guilty to smuggling $1.3 million of marijuana in a panga boat found at Montana de Oro State Park in May. [KSBY] All of the defendants in the case, the majority of whom are Mexican nationals, entered guilty... (Continue reading)

Panga boat beaches near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and State Park rangers discovered an abandoned panga boat Sunday morning near the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse outside of San Simeon. The deputies and rangers discovered the abandoned boat in a remote cove north of... (Continue reading)

Investigators seize $1.3 million of marijuana from Montana de Oro panga

Law enforcement investigators seized approximately $1.3 million of marijuana that arrived Wednesday morning at Montan de Oro State Park, where a panga boat beached. The marijuana confiscated totaled 53 bales and 1,909 pounds. On Wednesday, San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Panga landing at Montana de Oro leads to 14 arrests

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 people Wednesday in connection with a panga boat that beached at Montana de Oro State Park. Just after midnight Wednesday, deputies spotted suspicious vehicles traveling into Montan de Oro, where they dropped... (Continue reading)

$4 million in marijuana found on Central Coast beach

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, responding to a report of a Panga boat Thursday morning, found 2,000 pounds of marijuana under a cliff next to the boat. Employees at the Cojo Ranch, near the Point Conception Lighthouse discovered the... (Continue reading)

Investigators estimate Vandenberg pot at $2.8 million

Department of Homeland Security investigators have estimated the value of the marijuana that operators of a panga boat left on a Vandenberg Air Force Base beach last week at nearly $2.8 million. [Santa Maria Times] Vandenberg personnel discovered an overturned... (Continue reading)

$1 million in pot discovered at Vandenberg Air Force Base

The United States Air Force received a million dollar donation Thursday in marijuana. [Lompoc Record] Vandenberg Air Force Base personnel discovered an overturned panga boat and at least $1 million of marijuana around 1 p.m. Thursday just north of Wall... (Continue reading)

Two men charged with killing a Coast Guard officer

Federal prosecutors have charged two Mexican nationals in the killing of a Coast Guard officer who died as a result of being thrown from a Coast Guard vessel that was rammed by a “panga” boat operated by the Mexicans. Officer... (Continue reading)

Panga boat driver kills Coast Guard officer

A panga boat suspected to be used for smuggling drugs rammed into a Coast Guard boat early Sunday morning, killing an officer off the coast of Santa Barbara County. [Noozhawk] The Coast Guard spotted the panga boat around 1 a.m.... (Continue reading)

Suspected smugglers beach panga boat near San Simeon

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a panga boat early Tuesday morning beached north of Piedras Blancas lighthouse outside of San Simeon. Around 4:15 a.m. deputies noticed an open gate to a field off Highway 1 and north of... (Continue reading)