You often hear about massive drugs bust seizing a whole heap of the bad stuff, but it’s not so common that a whole load of it will just wash up on the beach when nobody is looking for it.
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This is what’s just recently happened on Bethell’s Beach on the west coast of Auckland in New Zealand though, after 19 packages of cocaine were found. The drugs have an estimated street value of $3 million and have sparked a desperate search by locals to see if there are any other drugs floating around anywhere. Not sure if that’s because they’re worried about the community or they’re just looking for a freebie though.
Here’s what Det Insp Colin Parmenter of Waitematä police said about it:
Police with the assistance of NZ Customs have conducted a thorough search of the beach and surrounding areas in an effort to locate any further packages.
There is a small possibility that further packages may turn up on the beach and we ask any members of the public to contact us immediately if they do.
Eagle helicopter will be in the area today conducting a search of the wider area and we will be sending regular patrols in the coming days to continue to check for further washed up items.
Hmmmm. Think it’s wishful thinking that anyone finding one of those packages is going to contact the authorities, but I guess there might be some squares out there on Bethell’s Beach. Maybe.
For more of the same, check out these Fiji islanders who use cocaine as washing powder because so much washes up on their beaches. Seriously.