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Old 06-02-2010, 02:44 PM
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GALVESTON — A woman out for a morning stroll on Galveston's East Beach stumbled onto a washed-up bag with 16 bricks of cocaine worth an estimated $2.1 million, police said Tuesday.
The woman, whose name was not in the police report, was walking on the beach near the Beachtown subdivision when she saw a backpack rolling in the surf about 11 a.m. on May 22, Galveston police spokesman Jeff Heyse said.
She used her cell phone to call police, who discovered a black bag containing the cocaine bricks that weighed a total of 37 pounds 2 ounces. Each brick was marked with bar codes and wrapped in a rubber sheet, a large balloon and another plastic layer, Heyse said.
“There were barnacles growing on the bag so you know it was probably in the water a long time,” he said. He said the bricks were so wrapped so well that only four of the bricks had been contaminated by seawater.
The bag contained the first large quantity of drugs washed up on Galveston beaches in at least a decade Heyse said.
No one knows how or where the drugs got in the water, but typically they are thrown overboard when law enforcement attempts to board a smuggler's vessel, he said.
Occasionally drugs wash ashore and the police keep quiet about it in hopes of finding the owner, Heyse said. “Unfortunately there was nothing in the bag that would lead them anywhere,” he said.
Although the amount found was large, it amounts to a fraction of the cocaine brought into the United States, Heyse said. Heyse recalled an entire ship loaded with cocaine being seized several years ago.
Dealers typically dilute the cocaine with baby formula or some other odorless, flavorless material, he said.
The 37 pounds would probably have been turned into 100 pounds of street product, Heyse said, or processed into highly addictive crack cocaine in home laboratories.
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I would have much rather found a backpack in the surf with 2.1 million in new 100 dollar bills



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I would have much rather found a backpack in the surf with 2.1 million in new 100 dollar bills



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10-4 on that brother
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If i would have found it the police would have never known.
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She used her cell phone to call police, who discovered a black bag containing the cocaine bricks that weighed a total of 37 pounds 2 ounces.
After she took the other 3 lbs to her car!
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If i would have found it the police would have never known.

Known what!?
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Known what!?
Exactly.
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Yes Officer, I found a barnacle encrusted empty backpack........so what?
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Wow... that would have turned out very different if I had found that bag....

Headline would read:

DRUGS FOUND: 16 Pounds of Uncut Cocaine, Dead White Male and 3 Exhausted Strippers found in Galveston Hotel Room.

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Wow... that would have turned out very different if I had found that bag....

Headline would read:

DRUGS FOUND: 16 Pounds of Uncut Cocaine, Dead White Male and 3 Exhausted Strippers found in Galveston Hotel Room.

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Occasionally drugs wash ashore and the police keep quiet about it in hopes of finding the owner, Heyse said.
Yeah right, as if we are all dumb enough to buy into that load of crap!
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Anyone seen my 17 lbs of cocaine anywhere??
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Well I do know a man that was busted with drugs and over 3 mil in cash and they only reported 2 mil in cash seized. His word against there's. He said he knew how much money he had
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Damn that lady just cock blocked someone from making a HUGE come up in life...

be like winning the lottlo with a small jail stent
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