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Big drugs find in the woods

09.11.2020 - 15:53
A cocaine user in London, Britain, 16 January 2009. The number of people in the UK addicted to the 'celebrity' drug cocaine is reaching shocking levels, reports suggest. Britons consume more cocaine than almost any other country in Europe,
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A man enjoying a brisk stroll with his dog in the Heiðmörk forest on the southern outskirts of the capital on Friday stumbled upon an odd-looking item. Upon closer inspection the package turned out to contain 400 grammes of cocaine.

According to a capital region police statement, the man reported the package, which was not described in any detail. Officers responded quickly and examined the item buried in a shallow hole. It turned out to be 400 grammes of cocaine.

The statement goes on to thank the man's dog for finding the hidden drugs.

Cocaine is often sold by the gramme, meaning that the dog helped police stop up to 400 drugs transactions.

It is not clear why the cocaine was in the woods, or how long it had been there.

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