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Panga Boat, Drugs Seized In Santa Barbara County; At Least A Dozen Arrested

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 11:52am

At least a dozen 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 drugs.

It’s still unclear as to exactly how many people were on the board, with some 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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