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An abandoned 40-foot panga boat containing 60.8 pounds of marijuana and roughly 500 gallons of fuel was located at Deer Creek Beach on Sunday, Jan. 5. Photos by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Officials believe the boat’s passenger(s) were forced to abandon the vessel, which had a broken steering cable.
Over 60 pounds of marijuana (valued at $24,000) were seized from the boat.
Lauren Coughlin, Editor
1:09 pm PST January 7, 2020
An abandoned panga boat loaded with just over 60 pounds of marijuana (valued at $24,000) and more than 500 gallons of fuel reportedly was located by a local lifeguard along the Malibu shoreline on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 5.