Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Marijuana Worth $1.3 Million Confiscated From Panga Boat Smugglers

Panga-Boat-beached14 adult suspects and one 17-year-old suspect are currently in custody in connection with the panga boat and drug discovery on Wednesday.

Deputies say they spotted the panga boat being unloaded onto the coast of Montana de Oro State Park early Wednesday morning.

The 15 suspects are being charged with the transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, and conspiracy.

Investigators say they confiscated 53 bales of marijuana.

The drugs weigh nearly 2,000 pounds and have an estimated street value of $1.3 million.