MALIBU (CBSLA) — Hundreds of pounds of marijuana and gasoline have been discovered right after the panga boat smuggling it all in beached in Malibu.
The beached vessel was reported Saturday at about six:15 a.m. in the region of Pacific Coast Highway and Deer Creek Road. When deputies arrived, they determined the 35-foot panga boat was a narcotics smuggling vessel making use of a makeshift wrought-iron anchor.
A search of the panga yielded 41 bales of marijuana weighing a total of 577 pounds. Deputies also discovered 37 substantial containers of about 605 gallons of gasoline – some inside the panga, but other folks have been discovered floating in the water and other folks scattered on the beach.
Authorities say that quantity of gasoline is typical amongst smuggling panga boats.
No a single was discovered close to the boat.