A snorkeler found 68 pounds of cocaine floating in the Florida Keys on Wednesday, according to authorities.
The snorkeler was near Craig Key at Mile Marker 72 when they spotted the floating bale wrapped in tape, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The “Good Samaritan” notified authorities around 1:50 p.m., and both the sheriff’s office and U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to the scene.
On Wednesday, a Good Samaritan discovered 68 lbs. of cocaine valued at over 1.5 million dollars floating in the #FloridaKeys. The individual noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape & contacted local authorities. The bag contained 25 bricks of cocaine. #breakingnews #florida. pic.twitter.com/ih10AhQAlx
— Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin (@USBPChiefMIP) March 4, 2021
Authorities discovered the bale contained 25 bricks of cocaine weighing 68 pounds. U.S. Border Patrol agents estimate the drugs are worth more than $1.5 million, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. (RELATED: Woman Finds Cocaine In Crocheting Kit)
In December, another “Good Samaritan” found 71 pounds of cocaine washed up in Palm Beach, according to Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin.
Over the weekend, a Good Samaritan discovered 71 pounds of cocaine washed up in Palm Beach, FL & notified local authorities. #BorderPatrol Agents responded & took custody of the 25 packages of cocaine, valued at nearly 1 million dollars.
#breakingnews #drugseizure #florida pic.twitter.com/HfyLIGYeF4
— Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin (@USBPChiefMIP) December 16, 2020
Border patrol agents found 25 pounds of cocaine, valued at nearly $1 million, according to Martin.