More Than Two Tons of Cocaine Washed Up on Beaches in the North of France
More than two tons of cocaine have recently washed up on beaches in northern France. Local media and authorities have reported this.
On Wednesday, the maritime prefecture reported that two bags of drugs were discovered on a beach on the peninsula near Cherbourg. The newspaper Ouest France reports, based on the police, that it concerns a find of 1.5 tons of cocaine.
On Sunday, 850 kilos of cocaine was also found on a beach in the same region. The navy has searched for possible other drug packages with a helicopter.
Large quantities of cocaine are regularly discovered in containers in northern French ports, including Calais and Dunkirk. In this case, drugs were suspected of falling into the sea, possibly during transfer to a smaller ship.