Florida snorkeler finds $1.5 million worth of cocaine


A snorkeler off the Florida Keys found 25 bricks of cocaine on Wednesday, authorities said.




The drugs were contained inside a floating bale and were valued at over $1.5 million, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.


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The snorkeler alerted authorities to the find.



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The snorkeler "noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape & contacted local authorities," Chief Border Patrol Agent Thomas Martin wrote on Twitter.


Border Patrol agents responded and retrieved the drugs.



This report originally appeared in the New York Post.