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French ‘narco-tourism’ alert as washed-up cocaine draws beachcombers

Residents on Normandy coast describe influx of unfamiliar people after news of 2 tonnes of drug arriving onshore

French authorities have warned about “narco-tourism” on northern Channel beaches after news of more than 2 tonnes of cocaine washing ashore drew dozens of beachcombers, some equipped with quad bikes.

Residents of villages along the Normandy coast have described an influx of unfamiliar people in luxury cars and 4x4s who have been scouring the sand this week.

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