French police close beaches to stop 'treasure hunting' after blocks of cocaine wash ashore
French Police have closed the beaches in southwest France as blocks of high-quality cocaine continue to wash ashore. The police have urged locals against 'treasure hunting' and is preparing for an operation to retrieve the powdery packages. The packages have been washing up on French beaches since the end of October and tests have shown they contain 80-90% pure cocaine. The packages have been labeled as ‘diamante’ or ‘brilliante’.