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Immigration agents investigate panga boat near Point Mugu Rock

A panga boat was found abandoned about 100 feet south of Point Mugu Rock on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

August 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating a panga boat abandoned about 100 feet south of Point Mugu Rock.

California Highway Patrol officers got a call about the boat shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

A total of six people were detained after they were seen walking away from the boat, but it remains unclear if they are connected to the panga. The individuals were taken into custody by ICE Homeland Security Investigations, officials said.

Authorities say there are no indications of drug smuggling.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is helping with the investigation.