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Florida Fisherman Hooks 60 Pounds of Cocaine

The angler spotted the package beneath a dock in the Keys
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2018 2:00 PM CST
An iconic pier in Isladorada, the island in the Florida Keys where a fisherman recently found 60 pounds of cocaine.   (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

(Newser) – A Florida fisherman recently found something fishy beneath a dock in the Keys. Per ABC News, the angler was in Islamorada on Saturday when he spotted a mysterious package. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be upwards of 60 pounds of cocaine wrapped in plastic. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the unidentified fisherman turned the jaw-dropping find into authorities after using a net to fish it from the water. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says they've since handed off the goods to federal authorities. (Not all fishermen decide to take the straight-and-narrow route. In 2017, Thomas Breeding of Florida was charged for allegedly distributing cocaine he found while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.)

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