H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Dec 12, 2012 4:33 AM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

Panga boat found near Gaviota State Beach

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department officials say they located a panga boat early Wednesday morning.

Officials tell us the boat was spotted west of Gaviota State Beach near Hollister Ranch.

The U.S. Coast Guard, California State Parks, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department are all on scene looking for suspects.

Some suspects are in custody.

Panga boats are typically used to smuggle drugs into the United States.

We'll bring you the latest information on this panga boat incident as soon as it becomes available to KSBY News.

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