Woman Finds $2.1M of Cocaine on Beach Walk
Drugs had spent a long time in the water: police
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2010 3:18 PM CDT
A woman on a beach in Galveston, Texas, found a bag with $2.1 million worth of cocaine.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Texas woman walking on the beach found $2.1 million dollars worth of cocaine, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Galveston beachcomber told police she saw a backpack in the water that ended up containing 16 cocaine bricks weighing about 37 pounds. The cocaine was clearly part of a professional operation—the bricks were marked with bar codes and well-protected from the water. Only four bricks had been damaged.

“There were barnacles growing on the bag so you know it was probably in the water a long time,” a police spokesman said.