FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. — More than $2 million worth of cocaine washed ashore in the Florida Keys this past weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar said in a Tuesday tweet that good Samaritans discovered the suspicious packages after they washed up on shore.
Officials did not specify where in the Florida Keys the packages were found.
Over the weekend, Good Samaritans discovered suspicious packages that washed-up in the #FloridaKeys. The packages contained 146 lbs. of cocaine & were turned over to #BorderPatrol custody. The drugs have an estimated street value of $2.3 million.#BreakingNews #DrugDiscovery pic.twitter.com/LyfToLI6EN— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) January 24, 2023
The packages, which contained 146 pounds of cocaine, were turned over to Border Patrol.
Authorities said the drugs have an estimated street value of $2.3 million.