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Florida Man Finds $1.5 Million Worth of Cocaine While Snorkeling

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A Florida man snorkeling in the waters of Florida Keys found a bag floating next to a beacon inside which were discovered about twenty blocks of cocaine valued at more than a million and a half dollars, authorities reported on Thursday.

According to a tweet from the Sheriff’s Office of Monroe County, the southernmost tip of Florida where the Keys are located, “a good Samaritan” discovered 68 pounds (31.7 kg) of cocaine valued at more than $1.5 million.

A Florida man snorkeling in the waters of Florida Keys found a bag floating next to a beacon inside which were discovered about twenty blocks of cocaine valued at more than a million and a half dollars, authorities reported on Thursday.

Photo provided by the Florida Keys Sheriff’s Office showing a bag discovered today containing 68 pounds (31.7 kg) of cocaine valued at more than $1.5 million. (Image: EFE)

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office immediately notified the U.S. Border Patrol (CBP), which responded to the scene and took possession of the black bag with the drug inside wrapped with duct tape.

The Coast Guard has increased the presence of the United States and its allies in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Basin, known drug transit areas in Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere strategy to combat drug trafficking.

Together with combined forces from the Dominican Republic and Panama, they seized between December 2020 and last January in Caribbean waters some 1,814 kilograms of cocaine, with a black market value of approximately $69 million, the Coast Guard reported earlier this year.

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