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A family vacation in South Carolina on Fripp Island and have to find something that is much more valuable than the shells, if you like the beach, Police say they stumbled across more than a half-million dollars worth of cocaine.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said it was contacted about the find on Sunday night after a member of the group, spotted a mysterious object is washing up onshore, and are transported back to the vacation house, where his family lived.
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In the package, and the man was a white, brick-shaped objects, one of which he cut into it with a knife. He called the police, who had responded to the home just before midnight.
“Of course, we responded, did a field test on it, and it did test positive for cocaine,” said Major Bob Bromage, is the public information officer with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, in a statement to WTOC.
The package contains a total of 20 kilos of cocaine to the value of up to $600,000 on the street.
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Bromage, the package contains a total of 20 kilos of cocaine, or about 44 pounds. Police estimate the street value to be $30,000 for each kilo, which is working with a potential total value of $600,000.
“So, you’re looking at a half-million dollars in street value, to be conservative,” Bromage said.
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The police are currently investigating the incident, although Bromage said the cocaine shipment is not likely to be sourced locally, but instead of being an “international operation.”
The family of which the fossil was staying at a vacation rental on Fripp island, the Island is located about 95 miles south of Charleston.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, added that the Hurricane Hotel may have had something to do with the packages washing up on the shore.
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As a sales representative for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately available for comment.