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White Christmas in Florida as 74 pounds of cocaine found offshore

Cocaine found off Florida
Posted at 8:37 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 22:37:24-05

SUGARLOAF KEY, Florida — It's doubtful Bing Crosby was singing about the kind of "White Christmas" found off the Florida coast this week.

A fisherman boating in the Florida Keys Wednesday spotted nearly 74 pounds of cocaine floating in the water.

Once notified, a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office picked up the drugs and turned them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, the Miami Herald reports.

The drugs have a U.S. street value worth an estimated $855,000.