|Photo: KTLA News|
|What authorities describe as a “drug smuggling boat” was found near the 250 pounds of marijuana on the beach near Point Mugu State Park.|
Police are investigating how 250 pounds of marijuana ended up scattered along a beach near Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County, California.
Ventura County fire crews were first called the scene after a report of gasoline containers floating on the water and on the beach near Big Sycamore Canyon Road, reports KTLA News.
Authorities did find a dozen large containers filled with gasoline. But that’s not all they found — also on the beach were numerous bricks of marijuana and scattered clothing items, according to the sheriff’s department.
A badly damaged boat was later found grounded on rocks near Deer Creek.
Authorities said the panga-style boat, often used by smugglers, could hold three or four people.
Smugglers have been moving farther north to avoid border security, according to law enforcement officials.