11 Arrested in Gaviota Panga Bust

3,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Santa Barbara and federal authorities arrested 11 people early Wednesday morning in connection with a panga boat discovered along the Gaviota Coast. Officials also seized around 3,000 pounds of marijuana. The suspected smuggling boat was first spotted at around 1 a.m. by a Coast Guard helicopter. There are unconfirmed reports that additional suspects escaped arrest, and authorities say they continue to investigate the incident and that personnel remain on the scene.


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I have to wonder - how many of these boats make it through just fine? 90%? More?

What a complete waste of resources.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
December 12, 2012 at 12:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A panga with four 250-350hp outboards costs about $150,000.
A pound of pot has a street value in North Dakota oil fields of about $4000 ($250/ounce).
3000 pounds of pot have a street value of $12 million.
The smuggler probably doesn't get more than $1million of that but it's plenty to entice.
Hopefully, you can understand why they so simply abandon their boats. If only one of their six shipments gets through, they're swimming in green. They can lose five boats and still make money. If they're in jail, they make none; best to ditch the boat and run if things get difficult.

A good cop wouldn't intercede.
A good cop wants the middle man where the real money is.
But the good cop would be a dead cop because the middle man is the U.S. government and criminals infiltrated within it.
Gary Webb found that out and got suicided with two shots to the head.
USMC Colonel James Sabow found that out and got suicided in his backyard.
U.S Army Colonel Ted Westhusing found that out and got suicided in Iraq on the day prior to his scheduled return to his family.

We live in a blood-soaked nightmare.
This is the Age of Zionist Realism.
We are slaves.
Demand an independent, fully funded and fully empowered 9/11 investigation.

WooWoo (anonymous profile)
December 12, 2012 at 12:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

WooWoo are you Neil Baker, please tell us more about the conspiracy maybe add in a little bit of the UCSB Mafia rant for old times sake please.

pointssouth (anonymous profile)
December 12, 2012 at 1:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Conspiracy theory? I don't advocate the 19 Arabs with boxcutters bull.

If you want to know more just click on "WooWoo" and read the bio.

WooWoo (anonymous profile)
December 12, 2012 at 2:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes, WooWoo is loony batcrap Neil Baker. His relentless delusions are winning the battle for what little is left of his brain. Only a matter of time before the animal is at last caged.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
December 15, 2012 at 8:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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