Cocaine discover: Cooler filled with about 41 pounds of cocaine found 8 miles off Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - A cooler filled with approximately 41 pounds of cocaine was found floating in the water approximately 8 miles offshore, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Boaters spotted a suspicious package floating in the water and reported it to the Martin County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit on Monday, September 3 rd.

The cooler contained 16 vacuum sealed packages of cocaine, according to authorities.  

The street value of the 41.5 pounds of cocaine is approximately $500,000. 

Deputies conducted a widespread search and were unable to locate any other vessels in the area. 

Deputies destroyed the seized cocaine, according to authorities.

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