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While snorkelling he found 30kg of cocaine

While snorkelling in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys archipelago, a man found a package drifting in the water that contained 30kg of cocaine. When entering the water in places such as the south-east coast of the United States, we can always expect unusual and amazing sights. However, these are usually associated with the colourful
Published: March 9, 2021 - 09:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 22:06
While snorkelling he found 30kg of cocaine

While snorkelling in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys archipelago, a man found a package drifting in the water that contained 30kg of cocaine.

When entering the water in places such as the south-east coast of the United States, we can always expect unusual and amazing sights. However, these are usually associated with the colourful representatives of the local flora and fauna, rather than with objects that have found their way into the ocean by man.

It is therefore hard to wonder how surprised the man was when, while snorkelling in the blue water, he came across a drifting parcel containing several dozen kilos of cocaine. The unusual package was probably sent by someone from South America, but like many others it never reached the addressee.

Instead, it was taken care of by border patrol officers and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, who arrived on the scene after being informed of the unusual find.

After a thorough check of the package, it turned out that it contained twenty-five smaller packages of cocaine, with a total weight of nearly 31 kg (68 pounds). A representative of the Border Police said in an official statement that the value of the seized drugs was estimated at around US$1.5 million.

The above case is not an isolated one. In December 2020, a local fisherman came across a similar sized package that contained 34 kg (75 pounds) of cocaine and was drifting in the coastal waters of the Florida Keys.

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Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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