Panga Boat and Passengers Apprehended North of Goleta
Update by edhat staff
A panga boat and fifteen passengers were apprehended near Arroyo Quemada beach Monday morning.
Initial reports state sightings of the boat were seen off the coast near Carpinteria. The U.S. Coast Guard, State Parks officers, Sheriff's Deputies, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel responded to the call and searched the coastline between Goleta and Carpinteria, reports KEYT.
The boat landed at Arroyo Quemada, north of Goleta, shortly before 9:00 a.m. Fifteen people were arrested in what's suspected to be a drug and human smuggling bust.
Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s deputies are providing aid to the 15 passengers of panga boat that landed on Arroyo Quemada beach shortly before 9am this morning.
We are coordinating with State & Federal agencies to determine jurisdiction and will update this thread with info when it is available.
Reported by CDeem