Cocaine worth millions found floating in buoy

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A homemade buoy filled with 1,300 kilos of cocaine. December 8, 2014. (photo: Politie - Landelijk Eenheid/Twitter). A homemade buoy filled with 1,300 kilos of cocaine. December 8, 2014. (photo: Politie - Landelijk Eenheid/Twitter)

Investigators looking into reports of a strange light in the water off the Zeeland coast wound up discovering 1,300 kilograms of cocaine. Packages of the drug were attached to a homemade buoy floating in Westerschelde, the estuary of the Scheldt River, the police announced on Twitter.

"It came to light by a light," police said.

“As a result of this light the police went to assess the situation and found the shipment at sea with a street value of several million.”

Some news reports estimated the value at over ten million euro.

“Police are investigating the case, and hope they can identify the suspects.”

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