Wednesday, September 13, 2017

U.K. Doper stumbles on 356kg of Cocaine - Ends Badly

Julian Underhill, 34, thought he had found "Willy Wonka's golden ticket" when he stumbled across 356kg of cocaine on shore at Caister-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Most of the drugs packed into backpacks were quickly recovered by police after members of the public reported finding them.
But Underhill wasn't about to do something that stupid. He scooped up as much as he could carry. He sent a message to one of his friends saying he had found Willy Wonka's golden ticket and told them to keep it secret. Word leaked out instantly.
The drugs were believed to have been tied up to buoys offshore by smugglers so they could be brought ashore by smaller boats. It's thought the bags ended up on the beach after being swept away by strong winds and waves.

Underhill sold some and used some. He isn't considered a part of the importing scheme but still faces some hard time when he is sentenced.