Large bale of suspected cocaine found off coast of Islamorada

Suspected cocaine found off Islamorada. (Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

ISLAMORADA, Fla. – About 70 pounds of suspected cocaine was found floating at sea Tuesday afternoon off the coast of Islamorada, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

According to Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the Coast Guard Station Islamorada just after 2:30 p.m. after the drugs were found.

He said the suspected bale of cocaine was wrapped in plastic and contained numerous smaller packages labeled with a green sticker with “100%” printed in white on the side and a row of white stars below it.

The drugs were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

It’s unclear where they originated from.


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