Over $1m USD-Worth of Cocaine Found Floating in Gulf of Mexico, Off Louisiana
June 18: A commercial vessel recovered over $1 million worth of cocaine found floating in the Gulf of Mexico roughly 50 to 55 miles south of Southwest Pass, off the coast of Louisiana in the United States.
The boat captain contacted the Department of Homeland Security after he found the suspicious package. Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the bundle of cocaine at the Port of Iberia Tuesday.
Authorities said the bundle, weighing 75 pounds, contained 30 individually wrapped packages of suspected pure cocaine, each weighing 2.5 pounds. Investigators with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office are working with federal law enforcement officials to determine the origin of cocaine.