360kg of cocaine worth £50m washes up on English beach

2017-02-10 22:33
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London - British police say 360kg of cocaine with a street value of up to £50m has washed up on beaches in eastern England.

The National Crime Agency said the drugs were found in duffel bags on two beaches near Great Yarmouth, 220km northeast of London.

Matthew Rivers, from the crime agency's border investigation team, said on Friday that police, border officials and coast guards are investigating how the bags ended up on the beaches. He said "it is extremely unlikely that this was their intended destination".

Norfolk Police Superintendent Dave Buckley said members of the public should contact the force if they find any more bags of drugs.

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