Texas Beachcombers Find $500K Worth of Cocaine

Couple looking for seashells discover huge washed-up drug haul
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 1:49 AM CDT
A couple hunting for seashells and fossils on an upper Texas beach discovered 53 pounds of cocaine Tuesday.   (©millicent_bystander)
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(Newser) – A couple hunting for seashells and shark teeth on a Texas beach this week stumbled across 53 pounds of pure cocaine in neatly wrapped packages, KFDM News reports. The haul has a street value of some $500,000, according to local cops. They believe it was probably chucked overboard by smugglers dodging law enforcement, and are keen to speak to its rightful owner.