£50m cocaine washed up on the beach in Norfolk


National Crime Agency announced investigation after 360 kilos (793lbs) of cocaine washed up on Norfolk beaches on Thursday, 9 February afternoon and Friday,10 February morning.


The total amount of suspected cocaine seized is estimated to be around 360 kilos with a street value of £50 million.
NCA confirmed that a member of the public found the cocaine on the shore of Hopton Beach, near Great Yarmouth, on Thursday 9 afternoon.


More, smaller numbers of packages were discovered separately at a location near Caister the following morning.


Matthew Rivers, from the NCA’s border investigation team, says the Border Force, Coastguard Agency and Norfolk Police are working together, trying to establish how the bags ended up where they did.


“It is extremely unlikely that this was their intended destination. This is obviously a substantial seizure of class A drugs, and its loss will represent a major blow to the organised criminals involved.”


Unusual discovery has triggered various thoughts from the public. Here is some Twitter response:





The investigation is carried by the NCA and is currently at the early state.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.



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