Good Samaritan Hands In $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine They Found Floating In The Ocean
Florida police have commended the actions of a 'good Samaritan' who kindly handed over a massive shipment of drugs.
This very generous individual was enjoying a lovely day on the ocean near the Florida Keys when they came across more than 30 kilograms of cocaine wrapped up in packages.
The tightly sealed packages looked very suss and so the person called authorities to take them away.
After inspecting what was inside the haul, police revealed it was cocaine.
They worked it out that the packages contained a street value of around $1 million worth of the substance.
While you might find it bizarre that someone managed to stumble across a humungous shipment of drugs without any sign of the owner, it actually isn't all that uncommon, especially in that part of America.
Earlier this year, a snorkeller discovered $1.5 million worth of cocaine in the Florida Keys.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the snorkeller had been in the water near Craig Key when they noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape floating around.
After they got in touch with the authorities, the drugs were handed over to the US Border Patrol.
It transpired that the bag contained a total of 25 bricks of cocaine, which Border Patrol said are valued at a staggering $1.5m.
A tweet from Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin said: "On Wednesday, a Good Samaritan discovered 68 lbs. of cocaine valued at over 1.5 million dollars floating in the #FloridaKeys.
"The individual noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape & contacted local authorities. The bag contained 25 bricks of cocaine."
Seems like there are loads of Goo Samaritans in Florida.
Then in August last year, a person walking along a beach in Florida came across 30 tightly-wrapped bags.
They immediately reported it to the police, even though they might not have known that they contained the illegal substance).
Thirty packages washed up on Hollywood Beach in Florida and were seized by the US Border Patrol.
Chief Patrol Agent of US Border Patrol Miami Sector John Modlin told CNN that there have been loads of packages wash ashore in Florida and they believe traffickers are using the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Keys to transport drugs.
"These recent seizures represent hundreds of pounds of narcotics that will not make it into our streets or into our communities. We are grateful for the community's support to our border security mission here in Florida," he said.
In total, there had been nearly 100kgs of cocaine seized between July and August last year in the same area.