Cocaine Found on South Padre Island
POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 6:46pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
A search for sea shells on South Padre Island turned up something entirely different.
A winter Texan finds a package filled with cocaine and several agencies were called to investigate.
This winter texan choosing not to show her face or disclose her name was walking two miles past beach access five on the north end. She was looking for shells but found something else.
"It looked like soap, white soap, kind of hard not power and we thought we don't know what this is."
She then called the police. The Coast Guard, Cameron County Parks Police, and Customs and Border Protection responded to the scene.
The package was then brought to the Cameron County Parks where it was searched by a US Coast Guard K-9.
The dog alerted officers it was a narcotic. The Coast Guard then tested the drug with a narcotic kit.
"We tested it for possible cocaine because it was white, so we tested the cocaine package, and it came up positive for cocaine. "
It was one kilo of cocaine valued at around 15-thousand dollars.
During the search another package was found and also tested positive for cocaine.
This winter texan said it's something she never expected.
" We are from up north, this is really exciting" "
The Coast Guard says if you find a suspicious package to never touch it.
"Cocaine like this is anywhere from 60-95% pure. If that cocaine gets on your skin and your body absorbs it, that cocaine cause death, it's a very good possibility."
The drugs were then turned over to Ice Agents.