A family vacation on Fripp Island, South Carolina found something far more valuable than shelling while walking on the beach: The police reported that they had stumbled upon half a million dollars of cocaine.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office stated that contact was made with him on Sunday night after a member of the group discovered a mysterious object that had been washed ashore and returned to the holiday home where his family was In the pack, the man found white brick-shaped objects, one of which was sliced with a knife. He called the police, who answered at home just before midnight.
"Of course, we responded by doing a field test and doing a positive test for cocaine," said Major Bob Bromage, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Information Officer, in a statement to WTOC.
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Bromage confirmed that the pack contained a total of 20 kg of cocaine or about 44 pounds. The police estimates the street value at up to $ 30,000 per kilo – which is a potential total of $ 600,000.
"So you see a street value of half a million dollars," said Bromage. 19659003] FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS
The police are investigating the incident, although Bromage said the cocaine shipment is probably not from the region, but from an "international operation."
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office added that Hurricane Dorian may have something to do with the packages being washed ashore The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office was not immediately open for an opinion available.