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Video: Florida Deputy Catches $12M Worth of Cocaine While Fishing

August 11, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Off-Duty Deputy Catches $12M Worth of Cocaine While Fishing

A Charlotte County, Fla., deputy was fishing off duty when he caught 50 pounds of cocaine worth millions in the Gulf of Mexico, reports WBBH.

Sheriff Bill Prummell says the 25 bricks of cocaine could be worth up to $12 million once they are cut.

"We know cocaine is out there, we know it's coming in through the waterways, but it's not something we see on a regular basis," Prummell said.

The deputy who made the find 25 miles off of Englewood Beach immediately called a fellow deputy who contacted U.S. Border Patrol.

The sheriff's office is working with federal agents to figure out where the big payload came from and who might be looking for it.

Comments (2)

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Sounds funny to me @ 8/11/2015 5:54 PM

Sounds like a crock of SH## to me just happen to find this cache floating in the water? So much BS going on now..? I would not doubt Customs set this photo op up to get more appropriations ? War on this and war on that ? Please find any flying disks or strange craft you will have the ultimate war >War of the worlds now we are talking MONEY $$$$ LOL

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/12/2015 4:49 PM

Stranger things happen in the world today. I would have been scared to death sitting on that amount of drugs knowing that someone would no doubt kill me instantly for it.

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