People Find Bundles of Cocaine washed up in the Florida Keys

People in the Florida Keys continue to find washed up bundles of cocaine on the water and on the shore of the island chain.

On both Wednesday and Thursday, citizens reported finding a package of cocaine on the shoreline of Islamorada. Each weighed about 1.1 kilogram, said Adam Hoffner, U.S. Border Patrol spokesman.

The shipment found Thursday was near Founders Park, which is the site of the Village of Islamorada’s city hall, Hoffner said.

On Monday night, anglers in Lower Matecumbe Key found a 2.4-pound — about 1.1 kilogram — package of cocaine near mile marker 78 on U.S. 1.

On May 1, a boater off Marathon in the Middle Keys discovered a large sack filled with five bundles of marijuana weighing 62 pounds.

In late April, boaters found a large sack offshore of Key Largo that contained 25 packages of cocaine weighing a total of about 73 pounds.

In every instance, the people who found the drugs called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, which turned the contraband over to the Border Patrol.

75 pounds of cocaine found floating off Florida Keys | WPEC




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