A local resident on Ailuk discovered a boat with 649 one-kilogram bricks of cocaine, which had an estimated street value of over $US80 million. It is the largest single amount of the drug to wash up over the past two decades. Ailuk atoll is 244 miles north of the capital Majuro with a population of about 400 people.
Marshall Islands Police Department's Criminal Investigation chief Captain Vincent Tani said the Ailuk resident found in an 18' fibreglass boat, with a large compartment under the deck that had been sealed to hide hundreds of one-kilo "bricks" of cocaine wrapped in plastic and stamped with the initials "KW,"
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