Cocaine worth around £50m washes up on beach in England

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Around 794lb (360kg) of cocaine with a potential value of £50m has washed up on two beaches in Norfolk, England.

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said a number of holdalls were found at Hopton-on-Sea on Thursday, and a “small number of packages” were discovered at Caister-on-Sea on Friday.
Both locations are near Great Yarmouth.

Matthew Rivers, from the NCA’s border investigation team, said: “We are now working with Border Force, the Coastguard Agency and Norfolk Police to try and establish how the bags ended up where they did; however, 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.”

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