Sixteen Bricks Of Cocaine Wash Up On Florida Beach After Hurricane Dorian
More than a dozen bricks of cocaine have washed up on a Florida beach after the devastating and deadly Hurricane Dorian swept across the Caribbean and American mainland.
People have been taking stock of the damage that the now Category 2 storm did over the past few days.
One of those people was a local police officer, who was walking along Paradise Beach and came across a rather interesting find.
At first he discovered a single brick with 'D-I-A-M-A-N-T' written across one side, with it believed to be the Spanish word diamante, which is diamond in English.
A spokesperson for Melbourne Police Department told the Daily Mail that the brick was 'wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics'.
It was taken back to be forensically tested and lo and behold it contained the notorious white powder.
Now, one brick of a kilo of cocaine is worth a lot, but soon after this discovery, police on a beach 20 miles north of Paradise found a duffle bag containing 15 more bricks in the same fashion.
Police are keeping their cards close to their chest as they say it's now an active investigation and they can't give too much away.
The collective street value of the 16 bricks found on Paradise and Cocoa Beaches is thought to be around $400,000.
The storm is now tracking towards the Carolinas and Georgia, with weather forecasters worried it could get stronger in the next few days.
The National Hurricane Center said: "[The storm] should be noted that the track is close to and almost parallel to the coast of the southeastern United States, and any deviation to the left of the track could bring the center onshore anywhere in the Carolinas."
A curfew has been introduced in various places to make sure no one gets caught in the storm unnecessarily.
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page: "Tropical storm force wind gusts between 40 and 45 miles per hour have been reported in northern and southern Beaufort County. Bridges and causeways are no longer safe to drive onto and over."
Operations at some airports have also been suspended over safety fears.
There are winds being recorded up to 110mph, meaning the storm is still packing an almighty punch.
Tens of thousands of homes in the hurricane's path have been destroyed so far and the death toll stands at 21, according to ABC.
Featured Image Credit: Melbourne Police Department