Happisburgh cocaine find leads to beach warning over “undesirables”, councillor says

Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday

Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

People in Happisburgh have been told not to go down to a stretch of beach where what is believed to be part of a £50m stash of cocaine washed-up, it has been claimed.

One Happisburgh parish councillor, who did not wish to be named, said: 'Everyone is talking about it. We heard that a package had been found at Cart Gap and the advice is not to go down there at night because it could be too dangerous – we don't know what kind of undesirables may be lurking about.'

The latest discovery of a package at Cart Gap is not the first unusual find to be made on that stretch of coastline.

In 1953, crates of oranges were washed ashore following a shipwreck off Happisburgh.

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