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75 pounds of floating cocaine recovered off Florida coast

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Sunday, July 08 2018 Jul 8, 2018 July 08, 2018 9:25 PM July 08, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A floating bale of cocaine has been recovered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida.

According to the United States Coast Guard, more than 75 pounds of cocaine was found in the package on Sunday. The release says a "good Samaritan" notified authorities of the buoyant oddity bobbing south of Pensacola on Saturday evening, and multiple agencies searched the area that night.

In addition to the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Orange Beach police, Homeland Security Investigations and the interagency Regional Coordinating Mechanism assisted with the recovery.

It's unclear to whom the cocaine belongs.

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