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$1 million in illegal drugs wash ashore in Alabama

The drugs turned up along the Gulf Coast.
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FILE PHOTO: Beachgoers take to the Gulf Shores for a long holiday weekend in Orange Beach, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — More than $1 million worth of illegal drugs washed up last week on the shore of Alabama.

CBS affiliate WKRG reports it happened over the course of two days. The drugs were found by people walking the shoreline between two condos in Orange Beach.

The local television station says the drugs included 21 pounds of marijuana and 39 kilos of cocaine. A law enforcement official told WKRG the wrapped, drug-filled packages appeared to have been tossed from a boat -- but were in the water long enough that barnacles had grown on them.

Investigators with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard are trying to figure out where the drugs originated. According to WPMI, authorities are looking at the directions of currents to help figure it out.

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