Drug enforcement officers seized a sizeable amount of cocaine worth £100,000 after a beach cleaner found it washed up on the coast.
Shocking Beach Discovery: Kilogram of Cocaine Unearthed
On Upton Beach near Bude, Cornwall, an unexpected find was made. A kilogram of cocaine was discovered while being picked up by Jodie Harper, a volunteer with the Two Minute Foundation beach cleanup organization. She thought the package was pollution at first, but was shocked by what was inside.
Later that day, the package was quickly delivered to Bude Police Station and contained Class A narcotics. No other packages were discovered despite searches being done. Currently, the police are pleading with the owner to come forward.
According to the Devon & Cornwall Police, “If anyone thinks that these illicit substances are related to them and wants to be reconnected with the stuff, then please call to the closest police station in order to make yourselves aware to officials; we are going to do our best to help you.”
When Jodie was discussing the item, she compared it to a scene from a movie because of its peculiar appearance. She stated, “It just looked like something out of a movie. A block that has been taped up in real life. We never gave the idea that it may have been anything else a chance. We immediately held skepticism.”
Jodie determined that the street value of the cocaine was between £90,000 and £100,000. She said the parcel was the most interesting thing she had found while cleaning the beach.
Officers searched adjacent beaches after the discovery, but no further parcels were found.