$700K in cocaine found floating off Dania Beach
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Broward Sheriff's Office marine deputy found $700,000 worth of cocaine floating off the waters of Dania Beach while on routine patrol, Sunday.
BSO Deputy James Lemieux said he spotted a burlap bag floating a mile offshore, between the Dania Beach Pier and the Port Everglades Inlet. Inside the bag, Lemieux found 25 individual cocaine packages. "Our marine patrol is vigilant. They are reminded all the time that narcotic trafficking is still prevalent," said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
The 25 kilos were taken to BSO's Crime Lab and will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Investigators said the estimated value of one kilo is approximately $28,000.
On May 15, a similar case floated to the surface when William Almond, a local fisherman, discovered seven bricks of what was suspected to be marijuana.
Lemieux said he initially thought the bag he found Sunday was a trunk due to its rectangular shape. Police continue investigating.
If you have any information on these cocaine packages, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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