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Kayakers uncover a parcel containing 20kg of cocaine floating in the sea off New South Wales 

Something fishy! Kayakers discover 20kg of COCAINE floating in the sea as police search for answers

  • Kayakers found parcel of cocaine floating in the sea of New South Wales coast 
  • Police were alerted to the 20kg finding at Trial Bay on Wednesday morning 
  • They believe it could be connected to case where 600kg of cocaine was seized

A parcel containing 20kg of cocaine has been found floating in the sea by kayakers.

Police were called to Trial Bay on the northern New South Wales coastline after it was spotted by members of the public on Wednesday morning.

Officers retrieved the package from the water and handed the finding to the Australian Federal Police where investigations have commenced. 

A parcel containing 20kg of cocaine has been found floating in the sea at Trial Bay, northern New South Wales, months after 600kg of the narcotic was seized on the same coastline

NSW Police Superintendent Paul Fehon praised the kayakers for notifying police.

‘A find like this is a concern to police, and we are thankful we were able to seize it before it caused harm within our community,’ Supt Fehon said.

‘While we believe this could be an isolated find, I urge any member of the community who locates anything suspicious on the beach or in the water to contact local police immediately.’

Police believe the finding could be connected to an earlier – and ongoing – case where 600kg of the narcotic was seized by authorities.

A 36-year-old man and a 53-year-old man were arrested in connection to the July seizure, after a surveillance team helped intercept a small craft approximately 40 nautical miles east of Byron Bay. 

The two men were charged with possession of a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

A 36-year-old man and a 53-year-old man were arrested in connection to the July seizure, after a surveillance team helped intercept a small craft approximately 40 nautical miles east of Byron Bay (pictured)

A 36-year-old man and a 53-year-old man were arrested in connection to the July seizure, after a surveillance team helped intercept a small craft approximately 40 nautical miles east of Byron Bay (pictured)

Police are now requesting assistance from members of the public in their investigations.  

AFP Detective Superintendent Andrew Donoghoe said any information could be valuable to police.

‘Any further information we can get from the public may help us establish how this parcel came ended up at Trail Bay. If anyone saw something suspicious or out of the ordinary in that area, please report it. It could be valuable information to police,’ Det. Supt Donoghoe said.

Police are now requesting assistance from members of the public in their investigations

Police are now requesting assistance from members of the public in their investigations

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