Hurricane Dorian pushes several bricks of cocaine onto Fla. beaches

Over a dozen bricks of cocaine washed onto Florida beaches Tuesday as Hurricane Dorian made its way north


By Ricky Pinela
Orlando Sentinel

MELBOURNE, Fla.  — Over a dozen bricks of cocaine washed onto Florida beaches Tuesday as Hurricane Dorian made its way north.

At about 8 a.m., a beachgoer found a package along the shore and alerted Melbourne police at Paradise Beach Park, NBC News reported.

A beachgoer found a package along the shore and alerted Melbourne police. (Photo/Melbourne police)
A beachgoer found a package along the shore and alerted Melbourne police. (Photo/Melbourne police)

When the officer investigated, he found it “wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics,” a Melbourne police spokeswoman said.

Authorities confirmed it was a kilo of cocaine.

Meanwhile, on Cocoa Beach, police found a duffel bag that washed ashore, containing 15 bricks of cocaine.

That amount is estimated to be worth $20,000 to $30,000. The bag has since been turned over to the U.S. Custom and Border Protection.

Read the full story on NBC News.

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