Beachgoer Finds Nearly 69 Pounds Of Cocaine Worth Over $1 Million In Waters Near Florida Keys

Florida man discovers nearly 69 pounds of cocaine on Florida Keys beach.

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A beachgoer found nearly 69 pounds (nice!) of cocaine floating in the waters near the Florida Keys. The illegal drugs were estimated to have a street value of more than $1 million.

Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin of the United States Border Patrol’s Miami Sector posted a photo of the cocaine with the caption: “Over the weekend, a Good Samaritan discovered over 1 million dollars in cocaine floating at sea near the Florida Keys. The package contained nearly 69 lbs. of cocaine. #BorderPatrol agents with support from @USCGSoutheast recovered the drugs.”

The incident remains under investigation.

Drugs washing ashore isn’t new, and happens rather regularly.

In April, a beachgoer found $1.5 million worth of booger sugar that washed up along the Palm Beach shoreline.

Previously, bricks of cocaine washed up on the shores of Cocoa Beach after a strong hurricane.

The same hurricane caused $600,000 worth of coke to wash up on Fripp Island in South Carolina’s Beaufort County and was discovered by a family on vacation.

Deep-sea fishermen reeled in $1 million worth of drugs after they noticed the fish were jumping all around bricks of cocaine in the Atlantic Ocean, about 70 miles southeast of Charleston.

A snorkeler discovered nearly 69 pounds (nice!) of blow worth $1.5 million floating in the waters near the Florida Keys.

There were 25 kilos of cocaine worth $884,000 found by a couple after the drugs washed up on beaches in Key Keys.

A beachgoer in Hollywood, Florida, stumbled upon 30 packages of cocaine weighing 78 pounds and said to be worth over $1 million.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office confiscated a total of 25 kilograms of cocaine estimated to have a street value of $7.5 million that washed up on beaches near Jacksonville, Florida.

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