Abandoned Panga Boat Found on Arroyo Quemada Beach

Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
5:40 p.m., March 7, 2018

An abandoned panga boat was discovered by California State Parks personnel at approximately 10:45 a.m. today, March 7, 2018 on the shore at Arroyo Quemada Beach. Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded to the scene.

The 28-foot drug smuggling boat equipped with two motors had numerous barrels of fuel on board containing approximately 170 gallons of fuel. Investigators searched the area and located evidence of clothing left behind but were not able to locate any suspects or drugs.

Homeland Security Investigations took possession of the drug smuggling boat and will conduct further investigation.

Reported by an edhat reader
11:31 a.m., March 7, 2018

According to scanner traffic just a few minutes ago, Sheriff’s Deputies are responding to a possible panga boat seen near Refugio Beach. It’s unknown if anyone nearby is connected to the boat or how long it has been there.

Edhat Staff

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  1. FACTOTUM – despite your name, you seem to have an undying aversion to actual facts. Nothing here indicates drugs were involved (pangas are used to smuggle people too, you know) and furthermore, no one ever “told us” that legalizing cannabis would stop all drug trafficking. So, you’re wrong, and then wrong again. You’re 0-2.

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