$48 Million of Cocaine Found in Backpacks on Japanese Beach

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    The haul of found Cocaine in Japan.
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
November 23, 2013|3:26 pm

$48 million worth of cocaine has been found in four backpacks on a Japanese beach in Yokosuka.

According to Fuji Network News, each of the backpacks contained about 20 one pound bricks of the drug wrapped in plastic. The total amount of the drugs would have went for 4.8 billion Yen, and is one of the biggest drug finds in Japanese history.

The Sydney Telegraph has reported that an elderly person made the discovery and contacted the authorities. According to reports, Japan is not really known for major drug hauls and smuggling, but over the years the number of incidents have increased.

In a week of big discoveries, early this week $1.1 million in gold bars was found on an Indian flight's bathroom while a cleaning crew was going through it.

The plane was a Jet Airways Boeing 737 that had just landed in Kolkata, and was then to fly out to Patna. In between the flights, two people cleaning out the plane made the discovery in a compartment in the lavatory.

"The cleaning staff of the airport were going through their routine duties and found two bags in the toilets of the plane," airport director BP Sharma said to NBC News. "It was quite a surprise."

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According to the report, Sharma said the gold bars weighed about 53 pounds and most likely came from United Arab Emirates, and was brought on board by smugglers. The Bangkok Post reports that no arrests have been made so far.

"The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold," Sharma said.

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