World: Drugs worth £52MILLION - including 'very pure' cocaine - wash up along the French coast in packages weighing a total of 1,657lb, sparking warnings of 'immediate health risk' - - PressFrom - Australia
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World Drugs worth £52MILLION - including 'very pure' cocaine - wash up along the French coast in packages weighing a total of 1,657lb, sparking warnings of 'immediate health risk'

02:45  12 november  2019
02:45  12 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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including ' very pure ' cocaine - wash up along the French coast in packages weighing a total of 1 , 657 lb , sparking warnings of ' immediate health Over 760kg of drug parcels with a potential value of roughly £ 52 m (€60m) were discovered on beaches including in Le Porge and Capbreton along

More than 760kg ( 1 , 657 lb ) of cocaine has washed up on beaches in southwest France over the past few weeks. "There is absolutely an immediate health risk ." In total 19 plastic-wrapped bricks washed up on the shore and, after testing, were found to contain cocaine worth more than NZm

a person standing on top of a sandy beach: A police car is seen on the Plage du Gressier in Le Porge, southwestern France, after a woman found suspect packages allegedly containing cocaine on November 10© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A police car is seen on the Plage du Gressier in Le Porge, southwestern France, after a woman found suspect packages allegedly containing cocaine on November 10 Drugs worth £53million ($97.6 million AUD) - including 'very pure' cocaine - have mysteriously washed up in packages along the French coast sparking health warnings of an 'immediate health risk'.

More than 1,657lb (760kg) of drug parcels have been discovered on beaches including in Le Porge and Capbreton along the Atlantic coast in southwestern France over the past few weeks.

The prosecutor's office in the western city of Rennes said the cocaine is particularly pure and harmful and warned it 'must not be consumed in this form because there is a very high risk of overdose'.

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French police are investigating how a “significant amount” of cocaine and other drugs have washed up on beaches along the Atlantic coast in recent weeks. The cocaine is particularly pure and therefore dangerous, according to the prosecutor’s office in the western city of Rennes, who urged

Image caption Pure cocaine in packets have been dumped by tides along the French Atlantic coast . More than 750kg ( 1 ,654lb) of cocaine - most of it 83% pure - has washed up in packages along France's Atlantic coast this month. The drugs have been found on beaches from the Landes

According to French publication Sud Ouest, two locals out walking on a beach at Arcachon, south-west of Bordeaux came across a packets with 3kg of cocaine on Friday.

Authorities have instructed people who come across the packages not to touch them but to alert police immediately.

Those who pick up or tamper with the packages run the risk of a 10-year prison term for handling the drugs.

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French authorities remain searching for answers, but are currently pointing the finger at South America as the source of over 750 kilograms ( 1 ,654 pounds) of cocaine that have recently been found on beaches along the French Atlantic coast .

French authorities remain searching for answers, but are currently pointing the finger at South America as the source of over 750 kilograms ( 1 ,654 pounds) of cocaine that have recently been found on beaches along the French Atlantic coast .

Police are looking into how the drugs came to wash up on the beaches and whether the drug traffickers' boat could have accidentally released its cargo after coming into difficulty or encountering a storm.

Rennes public prosecutor Philippe Astruc believes the cocaine most likely came from South America.

'It's a very pure product that must not be consumed in this form because there is a very high risk of overdose,' he told local media.

'There is absolutely an immediate health risk.'

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