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Five packages wrapped in plastic, suspected to contain cocaine, have washed ashore on Sydney beaches. Discovered by beach visitors at Freshwater and Curl Curl on Monday, these parcels, totalling 5kg in weight, were confiscated by law enforcement.

A 30kg package of cocaine washed up in Goring (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

A bag of cocaine worth £2 million has been found on a West Sussex beach – the fourth time a large quantity of drugs has been found washed up this month.

Armed police have started patrolling the section of the shore in Goring, West Sussex, after a member of the public found the 30kg bag of the class A drug yesterday.

Two weeks ago dozens of packages marked ‘POPI’ containing £1.2 million worth of cocaine were found washed up in Ferring, West Sussex.

More sealed parcels were found on beaches in Felpham and Middleton just one day later.

Another batch of cocaine was discovered in Selsey last Thursday.

It comes after a fisherman found kilos of cocaine floating the sea near Durdle Door, Dorset, on October 2.

A group of litter-pickers later stumbled across a second batch on the west coast of the Isle of Wight.

The packages are believed to have been dumped by smugglers in the Solent earlier this month.

Armed police are now patrolling the area (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

A witness said the parcel found yesterday looked identical to the ones from previous cocaine discoveries.

‘The police quickly bagged it up and whipped it off the beach at about 11am,’ they told MailOnline.

‘There were eight armed officers who helped seal the beach off.

‘I’d heard it was about 30kg or so. It was definitely the same bag as the load found in Middleton and the Isle of Wight.’

Sussex Police said: ‘Police were called to Goring yesterday following reports of suspected drugs washing up on the beach.

‘The packages will be taken for forensic testing along with the substances which were found in Selsey on October 19, Middleton and Felpham on October 13 and Ferring on October 12.

‘An investigation is ongoing alongside partner agencies to find the source of the substances.

‘The public are reminded of the dangers of illegal drugs and urged not to touch or attempt to remove them. Please report any sightings to police by calling 999.’

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