MALIBU (CBSLA) — Hundreds of pounds of marijuana and gasoline were found after the panga boat smuggling it all in beached in Malibu.
The beached vessel was reported Saturday at about 6:15 a.m. in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Deer Creek Road. When deputies arrived, they determined the 35-foot panga boat was a narcotics smuggling vessel using a makeshift wrought-iron anchor.READ MORE: Fox, Hield Lead Kings Over Lakers 141-137 In Triple OT
A search of the panga yielded 41 bales of marijuana weighing a total of 577 pounds. Deputies also found 37 large containers of about 605 gallons of gasoline – some inside the panga, but others were found floating in the water and others scattered on the beach.READ MORE: LAPD Releases Video Of Officer Using Taser Gun On Man With Sword
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No one was found near the boat.