It wasn't just shells and seaweed that washed ashore on one Texas beach last month.
Authorities said a backpack stuffed with 16 blocks of cocaine was found close to the water's edge.
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/03/web_drug.bust.copy.jpg caption="According to the Galveston Police, the blocks weighed a total of 37 lbs, 2 oz., and had an estimated street value of $2.1 million."]
According to the Galveston Police, the blocks weighed a total of 37 lbs., 2 oz., and had an estimated street value of $2.1 million.
The discovery was made on May 22, the Galveston police said. A person walking along a city beach noticed the black backpack close to the shore, investigators said.
A field test came back positive for cocaine, police said, while adding that each block was wrapped in rubber and plastic
Police believed the drugs were in the water for sometime.
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