16 kilos of cocaine wash onto St. Augustine beach

DEA confirms cocaine washed up 300 yards north of beach access

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ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. - The Drug Enforcement Administration confirms that 16 kilos of cocaine washed up on several St. Johns County beaches Tuesday night, WJXT-TV reports.

The St. Augustine Beach police got a report that two small packages about 30 feet apart washed up about 300 yards north of the A Street beach access. A third package was found a short time later near Sea Colony.

Officers and St. Johns County deputies searched from St. Augustine Beach pier to the Fort Matanzas ramp and found several more packages.

Officials did not estimate the value of the drugs and cannot say if these bales are connected to the $7 million worth of cocaine that washed up on the beaches in May.

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