A snorkeler discovered 25 bricks of cocaine in the water off the Florida Keys on Wednesday.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified snorkeler found a 68-pound bale containing the bricks of cocaine near Craig Key and notified local authorities.
The sheriff’s office then alerted the US Border Patrol. The bricks were valued at more than $1.5 million, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.
“On Wednesday, a Good Samaritan discovered 68 lbs. of cocaine valued at over 1.5 million dollars floating in the #FloridaKeys,” US Border Patrol Agent Miami Sector, Thomas G. Martin, tweeted Thursday.
“The individual noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape & contacted local authorities. The bag contained 25 bricks of cocaine.”
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