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Panga boat lands at Crystal Cove, 24 arrested

Twenty-four people were arrested when a panga boat was spotted near Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County Thursday morning, June 13, 2013.
June 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Twenty-four people were arrested Thursday morning when a panga boat was spotted near Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County.

Twenty men and four women landed on the beach in a 25-foot-long panga boat, an open-air wooden fishing boat with a single outboard engine. The incident occurred at 4:30 a.m.

Panga boats have been involved in drug runs into California in the past, but authorities say there were no narcotics found Thursday.

All 24 people were taken into custody.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency was investigating the incident.


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