A 17-year-old man was arrested on Monday by gendarmes in possession of 5 kg of cocaine collected on a beach in Lacanau, closed to the public after the discovery of numerous drug packs last week on the Gironde coastline. we learned from the prosecutor's office.
He was arrested with five one-kilo packs of cocaine. Placed in custody for "possession of narcotics", this young Toulouse region vacation can incur up to 10 years imprisonment, he said. Since Thursday, walkers have discovered packets surrounded by plastic and containing drugs on the beaches of the Gironde. The police have reinforced their control over the beaches and exits of parking. Six municipalities have banned access to their beach: Lacanau, Hourtin, Naujac, Cap Ferret, Le Porge and Arcachon.
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Many packages to the unknown source, stuffed with drugs, including cocaine "83% pure" according to the authorities, come aground since mid-October on the beaches of the Atlantic facade.
More than 760 kilograms of drugs have already been recovered, from the region of Saint-Nazaire to the Basque country, said Sunday the authorities. The origin of these bales remain for the moment unknown.