$62.4 million worth of cocaine wash up on two beaches in Norfolk

The National Crime Agency (NCA) says that around 794 pounds of cocaine with a potential street value of $62.4 million has washed up on two beaches in Norfolk, England.

NCA officials were called to Hopton Beach Thursday after a resident stumbled upon a number of holdalls packed to the brim with the Class A drug.

They also discovered a small number of packages separately at Caister Sea, almost 10 miles north of the beach, the following Friday.

See photos of this story:

5 PHOTOS
800 lbs of cocaine worth $62.4 million has washed up on two beaches in Norfolk
See Gallery
800 lbs of cocaine worth $62.4 million has washed up on two beaches in Norfolk
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Matthew Rivers, a spokesperson for the NCA border investigation team, said: "We are now working with Border Force, the Coastguard Agency and Norfolk Police to try and establish how the bags ended up where they did; however, it is extremely unlikely that this was their intended destination."

"This is obviously a substantial seizure of class A drugs, and its loss will represent a major blow to the organized criminals involved," Rivers continued.

Both beaches are near Great Yarmouth -- a town in Norfolk that has become notorious as a 'dumping ground' for people who are on "low income and welfare claimants," according to an England-based media outlet.

SEE ALSO: Drug-smuggling women took 200 pounds of cocaine on exotic world cruise: Cops

Superintendent of Dave Buckley of Norfolk Police added in a statement: "We are assisting the National Crime Agency with their searches and while we believe we have recovered all the packages, should any member of the public find one they are urged to contact Norfolk Police immediately on 101."

"We will have extra officers in the area to monitor the situation."

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.