24 kilograms of packed cocaine found on Texas beach

Beachcombers found more than seashells while strolling on a Texas beach: two dozen neatly wrapped packages of cocaine.

SABINE PASS, Texas — Beachcombers found more than seashells while strolling on a Texas beach: two dozen neatly wrapped packages of cocaine.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Lieut. Troy Tucker said drug smugglers have been known to use freighters and the cocaine may have been kicked overboard to avoid detection.

The sheriff’s department was working with federal agencies Wednesday to try to determine the source of the 24 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $500,000 US.

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