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Eighteen People Arrested In Connection With Panga Boat Found On Santa Barbara County Beach

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 3:29pm

Eighteen people have been arrested following the landing of a panga boat on a Santa Barbara County beach.

The boat was detected in the Refugio Beach area just after 12 a.m. today.

Federal authorities say the seized a large amount of marijuana.

Some of those arrested were taken into custody at the scene, and others on Highway 101.

The boats have been used extensively during the last two years to try to smuggle people, and drugs into the United States from Mexico.

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