Police fear more packages of white powder will wash up in FNQ

Far North Queensland’s been put on alert today after massive packages of white powder – believed to be cocaine – washed up on Hinchinbrook Island.

Ten packages were found at Ramsay Bay on Sunday, each weighing about one kilogram and containing a powder substance.

Investigations are underway, but police suspect there may be more packages in the water around that area.


Acting Officer in Charge of MOCS Far Northern Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Graham Camp says anyone with information about the packages is being urged to come forward.

“Anyone who was at sea or on the coastline near these locations and saw anything suspicious in the water or other suspicious activity is urged to contact police,” he said.

“It is possible further packages may wash up along the coast due to tidal flows and ocean currents.

“We urge the public to contact police should they find further packages and to not open them as the substance could be hazardous.”

Police are waiting on the results of forensic examination of the powder, but suspect it may be cocaine.

Law enforcement agency partners are assisting in the ongoing investigation.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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