Five more packages of suspected drugs have washed up on the Northern Beaches.

NSW Police have confirmed that two additional suspicious package finds have been made on the Northern Beaches today (Monday, 01 April). The find comes in addition to the discovery of packages of cocaine found washed up on NSW beaches, including from Palm Beach to Manly.

The previous seizures since Christmas, involve over 250kg of individually wrapped 1kg packages, which contain cocaine.

Drugs continue to wash up

A further five packages were found this morning and reported to police. A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed the finds had occurred in two lots, the first around 7.30am and the second just before 8.30am.

“About 7.30am today (Monday, 01 April), police were notified three suspicious packages had been located at Sydney’s Northern Beaches. About 8.25am, police were notified two further packages had been found.

“Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command seized the items, which will be forensically examined. Police from Marine Area Command conducted patrols with no further finds.

“As inquiries continue, the public are reminded to report any suspicious package to authorities,” said the NSW Police spokesperson.

Water Police at Manly

It is believed that both finds occurred in the vicinity of Freshwater Beach, although the NSW Police spokesperson would only confirm that for one discovery, which is believe to be the second find. It is understood police were called to South Curl Curl Beach in relation to the first find.

Anyone who finds a suspicious package, or has information about this incident that may assist investigators, is urged by NSW Police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate (file)

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

NSW Police are seeking public assistance in relation to this matter. If you have any information that may assist them with their inquiries, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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