PALM BEACH, Fla. — Strange things have been found washed ashore on South Florida beaches this year, including a sea mine and a military drone.
Over the weekend, one Palm Beach beachgoer found packages with a $1.5 million price tag.
An official with U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the beachgoer found 65 pounds of cocaine washed up along the shoreline and called authorities.
Palm Beach, FL; Over the weekend, a beachgoer discovered over 1.5 million dollars worth of cocaine washed-up along the shoreline. The package contained 65 lbs. of cocaine & was turned over to U.S. #BorderPatrol custody.#breakingnews #palmbeach #florida pic.twitter.com/JFiEx8TOjT— Chief Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin (@USBPChiefMIP) April 26, 2021
This isn't the first incident of its kind recently. In March, a snorkeler found nearly 70 pounds of cocaine floating off the Florida Keys. In December, another 75 pounds of cocaine were found also floating off the Florida Keys.