A man helped himself to some of £50m worth of cocaine washed up on two Norfolk beaches - and sent a text message describing the find as “Willy Wonka’s golden ticket”, a court heard.
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The National Crime Agency has admitted that it unlawfully shared intelligence with Thai police investigating the murder of Hemsby backpacker Hannah Witheridge.
There have been no arrests nearly three months after £50m worth of cocaine washed up on Norfolk beaches.
A drug trade expert has suggested that the huge cocaine haul found on two Norfolk beaches could have been dropped from a plane in a panic.
Extra officers from the National Crime Agency remain in position along the east coast of Norfolk a week after £50m worth of cocaine washed up on beaches.
Extra law enforcement officers are being stationed along the east coast as it emerged there had been further discoveries of suspected class A drugs at beaches along a 35 mile stretch of coast.
Investigations are under way following the discovery of a parcel found on Kessingland beach.
Reports of more drugs washing up on the Norfolk coast are being investigated by police.
When Valerie McGee and her pet dog, Rudey, set off on their daily beach walk it seemed like a normal day.
The drugs found along Norfolk’s coastline yesterday could have drifted in from the north, according to a volunteer at a coast watch station.
The MP for Great Yarmouth has praised the woman whose tip-off led to a major drugs find on the Norfolk coast.
A Home Affairs Select Committee reported last year that there were just three Border Force boats patrolling 7,700 miles of Britain’s coastline at any one time.
Dubbed the ‘British FBI’ in the media, the National Crime Agency was set up in 2013 and has 4,200 officers across the country and in what it calls strategic locations across the world.
Norfolk police confirmed it has deployed officers at three locations along Norfolk’s east coast as part of an on-going operation.
Gangs intruding into our county have been linked to multiple recent stabbings and police have responded by seeking to “stamp out” the drugs trade in Norfolk.
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