Jogger in Galveston finds 55 pounds of cocaine
Associated PressPosted on August 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a jogger on a Southeast Texas beach has found a burlap bag containing 55 pounds of cocaine worth about $2 million.
Galveston police Capt. Jeff Heyse (hys) says the man was running on Indian Beach when he noticed the sack along the water.
The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/qpM4Pt) reported Wednesday that the man, whose name hasn’t been released, was unable to open the sealed bag so he took it home. Heyse says the man then cut through the packaging and discovered 25 bricks.
He contacted police, who determined the packets contained cocaine.
Heyse says the bag discovered Monday morning was probably dropped from a boat and it’s not the first time that cocaine has washed up on the beach.
Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com