Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Hurricane Dorian grows in size, coasting along Florida tonight

Hurricane Dorian grows in size, coasting along Florida tonight

The fearsome winds of Hurricane Dorian yielded an unlikely find on the shores of Florida after more than a dozen bricks of cocaine washed up on two beaches Tuesday, police revealed.

A Melbourne police spokesperson said the officer found the package "wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics".

A bag containing 15 bricks of cocaine weighing one kilogram each, washed ashore on Cocoa Beach in Florida on Friday.

On Tuesday, Melbourne police at Paradise Beach Park were alerted that something suspicious had been washed ashore.

A photo of the brick shows the brick with the letters "D-I-A-M-A-N-T" visible.

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The lieutenant said that tests determined the brick was filled with cocaine, which he called a "rare" discovery for the area.

Also on Wednesday, the Flagler Beach Fire Department made its first rescue - a sea turtle they also named Dorian. "It could be coming from anywhere", Manny Hernandez, a spokesman for the Cocoa Beach Police Department, told USA Today.

Hurricane Dorian didn't have the impact on Florida that many predicted, but that doesn't mean something big didn't make landfall. "Around here, just one kilo of cocaine goes for between $20,000 to $30,000".

As Hurricane Dorian creeps along the USA coastline, the storm has left more than US$320,000 worth of narcotics along the shores of Florida.

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