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

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Photo of the 25 kilos of cocaine found by fishermen. (credit: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

Photo of the 25 kilos of cocaine found by fishermen. (credit: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office)

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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.

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