Nearly 70 pounds of cocaine found in floating bale

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A snorkeler near Craig Key at Mile Marker 72 reported finding a floating bale Wednesday afternoon.

 

The Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 1:50 p.m.

 

The Sheriff’s Office notified the U.S. Border Patrol who responded and found the bale contained 25 bricks of cocaine. All the bricks weighed at a total of 68 pounds.

 

U.S. Border Patrol valued the drugs at more than $1.5 million.