Smuggling boat found in San Simeon

Officials say cargo carried away from beach

POSTED: 03:19 PM PDT Jul 14, 2013    UPDATED: 02:48 PM PDT Jul 15, 2013 
SAN SIMEON, Calif. -

A smuggling boat was found in a remote cove north of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in San Simeon on Sunday.

Around 9:30 a.m., the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office was notified of the smuggling or panga boat.

Deputies along with State Park Rangers found evidence indicating some type of cargo had been carried away from the beach.

This boat is similar to other smuggling boats found along the Central Coast.