Santa Barbara County, CA

03/07/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 19:32

Abandoned Panga Boat Found on Arroyo Quemada Beach

Kelly Hoover

Public Information OfficerDate: 3/7/2018 Time: 5:30 p.m.

(805) 681-4192

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's

Office

News Release

Abandoned Panga Boat Found on Arroyo Quemada Beach

Santa Barbara - An abandoned panga boat was discovered by California State Parks personnel at approximately 10:45 a.m. today, March 7, 2018 on the shore at Arroyo Quemada Beach. Personnel from the Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded to the scene.

The 28-foot drug smuggling boat equipped with two motors had numerous barrels of fuel on board containing approximately 170 gallons of fuel. Investigators searched the area and located evidence of clothing left behind but were not able to locate any suspects or drugs.

Homeland Security Investigations took possession of the drug smuggling boat and will conduct further investigation.

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