Fishermen Find $2.5 Million Worth of Cocaine Floating in the Water: Deputies

The fishermen found a large package floating in the water and pulled it in to their vessel, according to the sheriff’s office.

By Maria Camila Bernal
|  Thursday, Jun 13, 2013  |  Updated 8:10 PM EDT
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The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force is investigating the recovery of 25 kilograms of cocaine.

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Five fishermen found $2.5 million worth of cocaine in the waters off of Destin in north Florida, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said.

The fishermen found a large package floating in the water in the Gulf of Mexico and pulled it into their boat, according to the sheriff’s office.

After finding many individually wrapped packages, the fisherman called authorities.

“The Drug Task Force collected and processed the bale and determined that it contained 25 kilograms of cocaine,” the statement said.

The cocaine is valued at $100 per gram, totaling $2.5 million, deputies said.

The investigation remains ongoing.
 

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