Snorkeler Finds $1.5 Million Worth Of Cocaine Floating In Florida Keys

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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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.

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.

Border patrol agents found 25 pounds of cocaine, valued at nearly $1 million, according to Martin.