Broward deputy finds $700,000 of cocaine while looking for manatees
10/09/2013 5:53 PM
10/09/2013 5:54 PM
A Broward Sheriff’s deputy found a burlap bag with cocaine worth $700,000 while out on manatee protection duty Wednesday morning.
Deputy James Lemieux spotted the bag floating a mile offshore between Dania Beach Pier and the Port Everglades Inlet about 11 a.m., according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Lemieux originally thought it was a trunk because of its rectangular shape but found 25 large bricks of cocaine stuffed inside.
Investigators estimate each brick -- which contained a kilo -- to be worth about $28,000.
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