The quantity of bales of cocaine that have been stranded for several weeks on the Atlantic coast has exceeded Tuesday the ton, 1,010 kilograms exactly, and the discovery area now extends from the Landes to Finistère, AFP learned from the prosecutor of the Republic of Rennes Philippe Astruc.
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The prosecutor said it was "a very dangerous product in this form, its consumption can lead to overdose." The size of a shoe box, surrounded by cellophane to be airtight, these bales contain cocaine based on a high degree of purity (83%). "We will recover some more for some time," he also said.
A "load shedding" as main track
About a hundred investigators are involved in research to understand how these bales have failed on the west facade. The privileged track is a "load shedding after a damage or a storm" according to the prosecutor, while the investigators peel the maritime flows of mid-October to try to understand where the cargo comes from.
A 17-year-old man was arrested Monday by gendarmes in possession of 5 kilos of cocaine collected on a beach in Lacanau, closed to the public after the discovery of many drug packages last week on the Gironde coastline.
The police call for caution and advise those who find bales to immediately notify the authorities, without seeking to open them. "The only attitude to have if you discover a bundle is to call the police and gendarmerie, which will move," said the microphone Europe 1 Philippe Astruc.