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Federal Seizure Of Boat Off Ventura County Coastline Leads To 10 Arrests, Marijuana Seizure

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:15am

Authorities say they’ve made a big smuggling bust in Ventura County, seizing a boat carrying ten people, and two thousand pounds of marijuana.

Department of Homeland Security officers spotted the 20 foot long boat around 3 this morning, in the ocean off of Deer Creek Road, west of the Ventura-Los Angeles County line.

Investigators think both drugs and people were being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico.

Several of the “Panga” style of boats have turned up along Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties during the last few months, prompting extra federal patrols which led to today’s arrests.

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