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Yesterday, 16:31
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Investigations are under way following the discovery of a parcel found on Kessingland beach.

Monday, February 13, 2017
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.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Valerie McGee with her dog Rudey who found £50 million of cocaine on Hopton beach.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

When Valerie McGee and her pet dog, Rudey, set off on their daily beach walk it seemed like a normal day.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

The drugs found along Norfolk’s coastline yesterday could have drifted in from the north, according to a volunteer at a coast watch station.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Brandon Lewis MP is pleased £50m worth of cocaine will not hit the streets of this country

The MP for Great Yarmouth has praised the woman whose tip-off led to a major drugs find on the Norfolk coast.

Friday, February 10, 2017
National Crime Agency file photo. Photo: NCA/PA Wire

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Bread and milk have been stolen from a village store. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk police confirmed it has deployed officers at three locations along Norfolk’s east coast as part of an on-going operation.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable of Norfolk Police Mike Fawcett

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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Coastwatch North Denes

A tent on the beach, with no one living inside it, and just a solar panel which flashed at night to show any signs of use.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Suffolk's isolated coastline is feared to be an attractive entry point for smugglers. Credit:  Mike Page Aerial Photo Library Pictures

Experts say the rescue of 18 migrants from the Channel earlier this week – and reports of a suspected people trafficking ring attempting to reach Sea Palling in Norfolk – has exposed weaknesses in the UK’s borders, particularly along more isolated stretches of coastline.

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