$48 Million Worth of Cocaine Found on a Japanese Beach

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That's a lot of cocaine.

According to Japan's Fuji Network News, a local in the city of Yokosuka discovered four backpacks packed with the drug.

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Each bag contained about twenty bricks of cocaine, wrapped in plastic and weighing one kilogram each.

In total, there were 80 kilos of coke. With a street value of 4.8 billion yen ($48 million), this the biggest illegal drug seizure in Japanese history.

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横須賀市の砂浜に、末端価格48億円のコカイン80kg入りリュック [FNN]

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Timnicebutdim
Timnicebutdim

I think the most amazing thing here is that all this cocaine was found by a local who decided to take it to the police.