More than 50 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth $350,000, washed up on shore in East End earlier this week, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service revealed on Friday.
According to a RCIPS press release, just after 11:30am on Tuesday, 28 April, officers from the Department of Environment on patrol in the Colliers Beach area of East End came across a torn duffle bag containing taped packages.
Police attended the scene and took possession of 20 parcels of cocaine, weighing just over 52 pounds. The RCIPS said the parcels were believed to carry a value of approximately $350,000.
“An extensive search of the affected shoreline was carried out by land-based officers, the police helicopter, and Cayman Islands Coast Guard, to ensure that no other packages had come ashore. No other items were found during the search,” police said in a statement.
The contents of the packages were destroyed at the landfill with the assistance of the Department of Environmental Health, the RCIPS said.