GOLETA, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded for a report of a possible smuggling boat near Gaviota on Tuesday.
At around 11 a.m., deputies arrived to an area near Arroyo Hondo north of Gaviota after a boat washed ashore.
The boat is believed to be involved in some sort of smuggling operation, law enforcement confirmed to our newsroom.
A reporter on scene said multiple sheriff's deputies had their guns drawn during the response.
This is a developing situation and we will continue to update this story as we learn more.