27 Dec Nigeria: Significant Amount of Cocaine, Weighing 20 Kilos, Found on Australian Beaches
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
Australian police are currently conducting searches along the country’s beaches after a significant amount of cocaine, estimated to be over 120 kilograms (260 pounds), washed up on the shores over the Christmas period. The discovery began with the finding of 39 bricks of suspected cocaine, each weighing one kilogram, near Magenta Beach, just north of Sydney. Since then, an additional 85 packages of the same size have been spotted along approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) of the New South Wales coastline.
Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Weinstein, the director of the state’s crime command, has urged the public to report any suspicious packages. He stated that detectives and specialist police are currently combing the beaches and coastlines in search of any remaining packages. Their goal is to find and hold accountable those responsible for the drug smuggling operation.
This incident has raised concerns about drug trafficking and the efforts being made to combat it. The police are working diligently to ensure that all outstanding packages are located and properly handled. The discovery of such a large quantity of cocaine highlights the ongoing challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in their fight against drug smuggling.
It is important for the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or packages they come across. By working together, law enforcement and the community can help prevent the distribution and consumption of illegal drugs, ensuring the safety and well-being of society.