Cocaine Washes Up On Texas Beach

A stroll on a Texas beach led to the discovery of 24 neatly wrapped cocaine packages that apparently washed ashore.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department was working with federal agencies Wednesday to try to determine the source of the 53 pounds of cocaine, worth about $500,000.

KFDM-TV reports the now-confiscated cocaine was discovered Tuesday several miles west of Sea Rim State Park, in the Sabine Pass area along the Bolivar Peninsula.

Lt. Troy Tucker said some people were looking for debris that washes ashore, such as metal, when they came across the cocaine.

Names of the finders weren't released.

Tucker said smugglers have been known to use freighters to haul cocaine, and "maybe a Coast Guard cutter or marine police got too close and they kicked it over."

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