Couple reports finding $814,000 in cocaine washing ashore

Federal agents seized cocaine a civilian reported finding in the Florida Keys. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

MIAMI – Bricks of cocaine washed ashore in the Florida Keys, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported on Monday.

According to Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin, of USCBP sector Miami, the 25 kilos are valued at more than $884,000.

“We value the community’s support to our border security mission,” Modlin wrote on Twitter.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a couple reported finding the cocaine inside a duffel bag off Grassy Key on Saturday.

There were 20 bricks of cocaine inside the duffel bag the couple found, deputies said.

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