$1.4 million worth of cocaine washes ashore in Florida Keys

23 bricks of cocaine were discovered

Authorities seized 23 bricks of cocaine that washed ashore in the Florida Keys.
Authorities seized 23 bricks of cocaine that washed ashore in the Florida Keys. (U.S. Border Patrol)

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A whopping 23 bricks of cocaine washed ashore in the Florida Keys, the U.S. Border Patrol confirmed in a tweet Wednesday.

According to the post, Border Patrol agents seized the 63 pounds of cocaine, which are valued at more than $1.4 million.

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According to News 6 partner WPLG, authorities said an employee at a state park spotted the large package that the drugs were in on the beach and notified the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, which then notified Border Patrol.

A photo taken of the drugs shows the emblem of a red horse printed on the packaging of each brick.

It’s unclear from where the drugs originated.


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