Authorities Saturday said two people have been detained in connection with the discovery of over 1,000 pounds of marijuana found inside a panga that washed ashore.
More than two dozen people were arrested Monday morning after their panga boat was spotted off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Two Mexican nationals were charged Monday with a Coast Guard officer’s death after ramming their panga boat into the officer’s search boat near the Channel Islands over the weekend, authorities reported.
Approximately 8,500 pounds of marijuana was discovered about 150 miles west of Los Angeles and now it’s in the hands of U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Three men suspected of attempting to smuggle a boatload of marijuana are expected to appear in court Monday on federal drug trafficking charges.
Half a ton of marijuana was seized after Los Angeles deputies interrupted an overnight attempt to smuggle it ashore.
A panga boat has been found in the waters off Leo Carrillo State Beach.
Three smuggling suspects spotted on board a small boat from Mexico were arrested Sunday about a mile off the Newport Beach coastline.