77 pounds of cocaine wash up on Gulf Coast, including a brick with Pablo Escobar’s mugshot on it

A Brick

Cocaine keeps washing up on the gulf short coast and authorities remain unsure where the cocaine originated from, and federal and state law enforcement are assisting in the search for answers.

One of the bricks found had the image of what appeared to be a 1976 booking photo of Escobar, a notorious kingpin who was shot to death in Colombia in 1993.

People at the beach discovered 31 kilos of cocaine worth more than $1 million on a Gulf Shores beach. Police turned over the drugs to U.S. Customs.

Drug traffickers sometimes use boats and airplanes to cross the Gulf of Mexico, and a Gulf Shores police spokesman said officials usually get calls about once a year about smaller amounts of drugs being found on beaches. With few clues to go on, police rarely determine the origin of the drugs.

Cocaine swept in from the Gulf last turned up on a Gulf Shores beach in 2019, and two bricks were found by beach-goers in 2009 on Dauphin Island… at least what people reported or let others know about. Who knows?

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