Police: Fishermen Find $2.5 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Gulf

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — This wasn’t the “catch of the day” these fishermen expected.

Five fishermen off Florida’s Gulf of Mexico coast reeled in a cocaine bale worth $2.5 million, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office press release states that they saw a large package in the water, retrieved it and pulled it onto their vessel. What they ended up reeling in was 25 kilograms of cocaine.

When they realized what they found, they immediately called the authorities.

The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force is investigating.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live