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Police investigating reports of more drugs washing up on Norfolk beaches, this time at Happisburgh, after £50m worth of cocaine is found in Hopton and Caister, near Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:14 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:18 13 February 2017

Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Reports of more drugs washing up on the Norfolk coast are being investigated by police.

Police and Border Force officers leaving the beach at Hopton during their investigation into £50m of cocaine found. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYPolice and Border Force officers leaving the beach at Hopton during their investigation into £50m of cocaine found. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

On Sunday (February 12) a member of the public handed a package into the Happisburgh Coast Watch cabin.

Coast Watch treasurer John Brooks said they contacted the police, who attended and removed the package.

MORE: Dog walker Valerie McGee reveals how she stumbled across £50m of cocaine on Hopton beach

He described the find as a small, heavy package, “possibly another pack of drugs.”

Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIREHoldalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

On Thursday, 360kg of what is suspected to be cocaine were found in bags and containers on beaches at Hopton and Caister, near Great Yarmouth.

The total street value of the drugs could be £50m.

Matthew Rivers, from the National Crime Agency’s border investigation team, said: “This is obviously a substantial seizure of class A drugs, and its loss will represent a major blow to the organised criminals involved.”

MORE: Norfolk police chief says we need ‘ring of steel’ after £50m cocaine find on Hopton beach

• Anyone with information is urged to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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