A Shit-Ton Of Cocaine Just Washed Up On The Beach At J-Bay, With A Famous Drug Lord’s Face All Over It
Somebody’s very mad right now. And somebody else is very nervous.
This morning, two large waterproof duffel bags packed with thick white bricks washed ashore at Supertubes, JBay.
It was small and onshore early, with few people around. Passers-by and dog-walkers alerted the police as to the find. The duffel bags were firmly tied to a 20L oil drum, the packets were waterproof, and it might have washed off a ship in the deep.
Another theory was that the drum might have broken free from an anchor at a collection point beyond the backline and washed in overnight.
The official release:
Cocaine estimated to be worth about R20m was found on the beach at Jeffreys Bay on Wednesday.
Hawks spokesperson Lt Col Philani Nkwalase said the discovery of the consignment washed ashore was made by people walking their dogs on the beach. “Upon examination, they called the police about what seemed to be a drug consignment,” said Nkwalase. The consignment weighed 46kg.
To make things a little bit more terrifying, each pack of white dust had a pic of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo on it.
Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, commonly referred to by his aliases El Jefe de Jefes (“The Boss of Bosses”) and El Padrino (“The Godfather”), is a convicted Mexican drug lord. He was one of the main dudes behind the Guadalajara Cartel in the ’70s. He was involved in murder and other such heinous crimes. He’s an old man now but ran his racket from inside prison walls for 30 years or so. (Here’s a recent interview with a wheel-chaired El Padrino.)
JBay is well known for drugs and drug busts. There have been quite a few over the last few years.
See here, here, here, here and here.
Also, see here, here, here or here.
Another JBay drug bust here.
Right now the west is up, and the swell is coming. There are currently hundreds of eyes on the ocean at Supers, some with binoculars, but they’re not looking for sets.
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