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Florida: Almost 60 pounds of cocaine found at sea by fisherman

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — A fisherman in the Florida Keys discovered a large package floating under a dock, which turned out to contain 40 to 60 pounds of what is suspected to be cocaine, according to ABC News.

The fisherman immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard, who in turn notified the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, according to ABC News.

“The fisherman said he noticed something floating and used a gaff and a net to pull it out of the water,” said a statement from The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. “The outside plastic was ripped and he cut a corner, which revealed a white powder inside…The package contained 25 smaller packages wrapped in clear plastic.”

ABC News reported that the origin of package is still unknown, but that it has been turned over to federal authorities.

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