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Suspicious Package Washes Ashore in Texas — and Authorities Say Contents Are Worth Nearly $1 Million

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"[R]eceived a call from the Galveston Island Beach Patrol stating that a suspicious package had washed ashore..."

Police in Texas responded Monday to multiple reports of a suspicious package that had washed ashore on Galveston Beach.

The package, stamped with a dolphin logo, weighed nearly 66 lbs. and was full of cocaine. It's the sixth instance of drugs washing ashore in Galveston this week, authorities said.

Image source: alveston PD

Image source: alveston PD

"On Monday, May 25th 2015, the Galveston Police Department received a call from the Galveston Island Beach Patrol stating that a suspicious package had washed ashore just west of the 33rd St jetty," police said in a statement. "As officers arrived on location they quickly realized that the item was packaged in the manner most cartels use to package their narcotics."

Police said the dolphin logo indicates the drugs likely belonged to the Gulf Cartel.

"The bulk value of this cocaine has been estimated at $855,000; however, if broken down and sold on the street level its value is over $3.5 million," the Galveston Police Department said.

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