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Two Million Dollars Worth Of Cocaine Washes Up On NZ Beach

On a Wednesday evening, some people walking along the shoreline of Bethells Beach on the coast of Aukland spotted a host of blue wrapped bags with some unusual symbold printed on them. They called the police, who collected about 19 bricks of what they confirmed was cocaine. They then sent a helicoptor to seach for any more mysterious packages. 

With cocaine being one of New Zealand’s most expensive illicit drug, coming in at $250,000 per kilogram, it’s no surprise the total street value of this much cocaine was 3 million NZD (2 mil USD). Thats compared to $50,000 per kilogram in the US. You know us Americans love a good deal.

“There is a small possibility that further packages may turn up on the beach and we ask any members of the public to contact us immediately if they do,”

Det insp colin parmenter of the Waitematä Police

While I’m doubtful that someone who found a package would return it,  with cocaine in such high demand in New Zealand, I would love to see how many more people have been visting Bethells as of late. Like, are the parents okay with their kids are playing in a drug hot spot? Or is that half the attraction? Either way, I’m sure the beach has been a bit more crowded, and not solely because of the summer sun. 

Bethells Beach via Yortw/ Flickr

Lookin’ for other weird drug finds? Check out how 176 lbs of coke ended up in people laundry. 

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