A drug smuggling operation broken up on the Central Coast has turned out to have been a large scale operation.
Authorities arrested 18 people yesterday, following reports of a panga boat landing on a beach in San Luis Obispo County, near San Simeon.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department’s now says they seized 144 bales of marijuana, with a street value of about $2.7 million dollars.
It was backbreaking work for detectives to unload the seized marijuana.
It weighed more than 3400 pounds.