Alabama beach cocaine: 77 pounds washed up on Gulf Coast, including brick with Pablo Escobar snap
An additional four kilos of cocaine, including a brick decorated with a photo of the picture of infamous drug leader Pablo Escobar, arrived on the Gulf Coast of Alabama after 31 kilos washed ashore Monday, a the police announced.
So far, 77 books have appeared on the beach this week.
Three of the kilos – valued at around $ 25,000 each – were found on Fort Morgan Road on Wednesday and the fourth was turned over to Gulf Shores Police Thursday morning, Gulf Police Lt. Jason Woodruff said. Shores.
Authorities still do not know where the cocaine came from, and federal and state law enforcement are helping to find answers.
On Monday evening, bathers discovered 31 kilograms of cocaine worth more than a million dollars on a beach in Gulf Shores. Police turned the drugs over to US Customs.
One of the brick-shaped packages found on Wednesday bore the image of what appeared to be a 1976 reservation photo of Escobar, a notorious mainstay who was shot down in Colombia in 1993.
Drug traffickers sometimes use boats and planes to cross the Gulf of Mexico, and a Gulf Shores police spokesperson said officials typically get calls about once a year about small amounts of the drug. found on the beaches. With few clues, the police rarely determine the origin of the drugs.
Gulf-blown cocaine ended up on a Gulf Shores beach in 2019, and two bricks were found by beachgoers in 2009 on Dauphin Island.
In June 2004, Orange Beach Police were summoned to the Fort Morgan Peninsula, where a 50-pound bullet of marijuana was found near the beach.
“It was so cranky and mean,” Billy Wilkins, the town’s police chief, said at the time. “He’s probably been floating there for centuries.”