• Hurricane Dorian: Storm floats cocaine to Florida beaches

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MELBOURNE, Fla. -

    Police in Melbourne, Florida made an unusual discovery thanks to Hurricane Dorian.

    An officer found a brick of what turned out to be cocaine on Paradise Beach Park. A beachgoer had told the officer that something suspicious washed onshore, NBC News reported.

    The brick, which was labeled "dinamitar," which translates to dynamite in Spanish, weighed about 2.2 pounds, USA Today reported.


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    But Melbourne Police Department officers were not the only law enforcement officers to find drugs washed up because of the hurricane. 

    Police in Cocoa Beach, which is 20 miles north of Paradise Beach Park, found a duffel bag that contained 15 bricks of cocaine, NBC News reported

    One kilo of cocaine is worth between $20,000 and $30,000 in the Orlando area, NBC News reported

    The duffel bag was given to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


     

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