Bricks of cocaine wash ashore on Florida beaches during Hurricane Dorian

Bricks of cocaine wash ashore on Florida beaches during Hurricane Dorian

A Melbourne police officer conducting a foot patrol on Paradise Beach was flagged down by a beach reveler who reported a suspicious looking package had washed ashore.

Melbourne police were now investigating the brick that had a word beginning with DIAMANT on the packaging. The police department has since notified the Drug Enforcement Administration of its findings.

The 39-year-old man was placed under arrest by IMPD after officers located evidence, including tools used to cut through fencing and remove items from vehicles. The cocaine was secured by federal agents and will reportedly be destroyed.

The cocaine brick, which had the letters "D-I-A-M-A-N-T" on it, was taken into evidence.

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Just a few hours before, police said another 25 kilos of cocaine washed ashore on the close-by Cocoa Beach.

Hurricane Dorian was slowly making its way up the Southeast coast Wednesday, hitting much of Florida with strong winds and heavy rain. Police were alerted to the discovery and a spokesperson noted it was "wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics".

One of those people was a local police officer, who was walking along Paradise Beach and came across a rather interesting find. According to authorities, a kilo of cocaine in the Orlando area is worth anywhere between $20,000 and $30,000.

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