By land, air . . . and sea? Meth movers increasingly turning to coast

It was a foggy morning in late September when deputies arrived at the scene.
Surfers in the water watched from a distance as Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Slominski investigated the slate-blue fishing vessel, or panga boat, abandoned on the rocky, pebbled shoreline at County Line beach in Malibu near where Los Angeles and Ventura counties meet.
Its fiberglass hull was scratched and stripped of most of its paint and, save for some ropes and a discarded life jacket, the small craft lay empt...

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