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Panga Boat Believed To Have Been Used For Smuggling People Found On Central Coast Beach

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 1:21pm

A panga boat authorities believe was used to smuggle people into the U.S. from Mexico has been found on a Central Coast beach.

The craft was found near the San Simeon Campground, near Cambria just after seven a.m. yesterday.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department investigators say they found signs that the craft was carrying people, but no one was seen in the vicinity, and no arrests have been reported.

Detectives say the boat wasn’t like others used to smuggle drugs into the region, because there was no built in storage space for drug smuggling.

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