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Florida boater finds $1 million worth of cocaine in the ocean

KDKA-AM Radio Pittsburgh logo KDKA-AM Radio Pittsburgh 12/8/2021 Joe Hiti
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Talk about a tough story to tell the police. A boater stumbled upon a massive package of cocaine floating off the Florida Keys on Saturday, authorities reported.

An official with the U.S. Board Patrol said that the package weighed in at 69 pounds and had an estimated street value of $1 million, The Miami Herald reported.

For reference, the cocaine weighed the same as a baby’s crib, a male bear cub, a small sofa, and an adult Gray Wolf, according to weightofstuff.com.

According to officials, the package was recovered off Islamorada in the Upper Keys.

In a tweet from the chief patrol agent with the Border Patrol’s Miami Sector, Thomas Martin, there appeared to be 25 separate bricks wrapped in plastic.

Martin added that his agency worked with the support of the Coast Guard to recover the drugs.

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