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More Than 140 Bales Of Marijuana Seized In Breakup Of Smuggling Operation On Central Coast

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:38am

Panga Boat Seized Near San Simeon (San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department Photo)

A drug smuggling operation broken up on the Central Coast has turned out to have been a large scale operation.

Authorities arrested 18 people yesterday, following reports of a panga boat landing on a beach in San Luis Obispo County, near San Simeon.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department’s now says they seized 144 bales of marijuana, with a street value of about $2.7 million dollars.

It was backbreaking work for detectives to unload the seized marijuana.

It weighed more than 3400 pounds.

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