Hurricane Dorian Washes Up Bricks of Cocaine On Florida Beaches
September 04: As Hurricane Dorian churns off the coast of Florida, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine have washed up on Florida’s shoreline.
More than a dozen bricks have been found so far, with the first brick discovered Tuesday by a passerby at Paradise Beach Park in Melbourne, according to NBC News. The beach-goer alerted a police officer on foot patrol that a suspicious package had washed ashore, and when the officer examined it, he found the bundle “wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics.”
The contents of the package, bundled in black and wrapped tightly with tape, was tested and determined to be a kilo of coke. A spokeswoman for the Melbourne Police Department said it would be destroyed.
There appeared to be part of a word on the brick, with only the letters “DIAMANT-” exposed in a photo released by the Melbourne Police Department.
About 20 miles north, police in Cocoa Beach were alerted to a duffel bag containing 15 bricks of cocaine that had washed ashore. In Orlando, a kilo of cocaine is worth between $20,000 to $30,000. The bag has reportedly been turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Dorian, now a Category 2 storm, is now moving northeasterly off the coast of South Carolina, after stalling out and pummeling the Bahamas.