‘Very Pure’ Cocaine Keeps Washing up on French Beaches

Giant bricks of “very pure” cocaine and other drugs have been washing up on France’s southwestern shores over the past several weeks, the New York Post reports. Wrapped in clear of black plastic and labeled “diamante” or “briliante,” they have been littering a 310 -mile strip of the country’s Atlantic coast, and near the Spanish border.

1,675 pounds, valued in excess of $66 million have been found on French shorelines.  “French authorities believe ‘very probably’ came from South America, and investigating the possibility that a drug traffickers boat sank in the ocean.”

French police are urging beachgoers not to touch the packages and report them to authorities.

“It’s a very pure product that must not be consumed in this form because there is a very high risk of overdose,” warned Philippe Astruc, a French public prosecutor.

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Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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