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Cocaine bricks washed on Florida beaches by hurricane Dorian waves



More than a dozen bricks of cocaine were washed at two beaches in Florida on Tuesday from waves caused by Hurricane Dorian, police said.

About 8 o'clock in the morning a Melbourne police officer on foot patrol at Paradise Beach Park was signaled by a beachman that something suspicious had washed ashore.

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When the employee checked it, he found a "drug-compliant" package. said a Melbourne police spokesman.

Cocaine package discovered in Paradise Beach, Florida. Melbourne Police

Brick has been tested and found to be a kilo of cocaine, the spokesman said, adding that it would be destroyed.

On the outside of the brick, it looks like the beginning of a word, but the only visible letters are "DIAMOND". Melbourne police declined to comment on the brick, citing their investigation.

In Cocoa Beach about 20 miles north, police were alerted to a bag of clothes that had washed ashore and found 15 bricks of cocaine inside, Sergeant Mani Hernandez said.

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In the Orlando area, one pound of cocaine is valued at $ 20,000 to $ 30,000, he said .

Dorian, now Category 2, began tossing the east coast of central Florida Tuesday night, triggering hurricane warnings for Florida's coastal areas as well as warnings. in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Before moving to the US coast, a slow moving hurricane hit the Bahamas, killing at least seven people there.


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