Florida beachgoer finds $1mn in cocaine washed up on sand

Drugs found washed up at beaches are usually the byproduct of illicit, maritime drug smuggling

Arpan Rai
Thursday 26 August 2021 09:03
<p>A ‘suspicious package’ found at a Florida Keys beach had 25 bricks of cocaine worth $1 million </p>

A ‘suspicious package’ found at a Florida Keys beach had 25 bricks of cocaine worth $1 million

A beachgoer in Florida Keys reported a “suspicious” package that turned out to be 70-pound bricks of cocaine valued at $1 million, according to reports.

The beachgoer found the package washed up near the city of Marathon, located in the middle of the Florida Keys on Sunday, reported the Miami Herald.

The discovery was confirmed by police officials who shared a photo of the “suspicious package” on Twitter.

“Boca Raton, FL; Beachgoer discovered a suspicious package washed-up along the shoreline & contacted local authorities. #BorderPatrol agents recovered the package which contained 67 lbs. of cocaine, valued at over 1 million dollars,” chief patrol agent Thomas G Martin said in a tweet.

The package contained 25 bricks of cocaine, according to Border Patrol spokesperson Adam Hoffner.

A local media report suggests that the washing up of these drug packages is the byproduct of illicit, maritime drug smuggling between Florida and the Caribbean.

The US coast guard earlier on 5 August hauled close to $1.4 billion worth of cocaine and marijuana in 20 seizures across the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, making it the agency’s largest haul ever, said the report.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in