An off-duty police officer reeled in $10 million in cocaine while fishing off the Florida coast.
An off-duty Charlotte County deputy made an unexpected catch Wednesday evening when he found 50 pounds of uncut cocaine floating in the water off the coast of Florida.
He was fishing in his boat nearly 25 miles off of Englewood Beach when he made the discovery. He immediately called a fellow deputy who contacted the U.S. Border Patrol.
Upon investigation the container held 25 bricks of uncut cocaine worth upwards of $10 million on the street.
The sheriff’s department is currently working with federal agents to try to find out where the package came from and what organization it might belong to.
“This type of find is very rare,” said Sheriff Bill Prummel. “We know cocaine is out there, we know it’s coming through the waterways but it’s not something we see on a regular basis.”
The name of the officer who discovered the cocaine has not been released due to safety concerns.