Several pounds of drugs, presumably cocaine, went aground on the beaches of Arcachon and La Teste-de-Buch this week-end. Police opened an investigation following the discovery by walkers of several packets of white powder.
The forces of the order continue to patrol the coast. Since October, from the Vendee and into the Landes, similar packages of cocaine are found on the Atlantic coast.
According to the investigators this drug, very pure, would present a "big health risk". It could be the cargo of a smuggler's boat falling overboard because of bad weather and heavy swells.