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Anti-smuggling program gets $110 million in federal funds

By   /  Monday, July 24th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Anti-smuggling program gets $110 million in federal funds

An anti-narcotic and human trafficking effort, Operation Stonegarden, received $110 million in funding on July 24 to help curb the use of so-called “panga” boats for smuggling drugs and people onto the Central Coast. U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced the appropriation of funds through fiscal year 2022 via the Department of Homeland Security’s Authorization Bill. Read More →

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Editorial: Smuggling surge is a threat to tourism

By   /  Friday, December 7th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Smuggling surge is a threat to tourism

Gangs and gang-related drug activities, along with the burgeoning business of Panga boat drug couriers, are a serious threat to a tourism-based economy.

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