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Sheriff’s deputies in the Florida Keys discovered 70 pounds of suspected cocaine floating in the ocean Tuesday, days after another bale of drugs was found offshore.
The Coast Guard originally spotted the drugs around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies located about two dozen small packages with a green “100%” mark and turned them over to the US Border Patrol.
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The drug discovery comes just days after the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office seized another bale with about 55 pounds of suspected cocaine.
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Someone found the bale about 50 miles offshore and brought it to the Coconut Mallory Marina in Key West on Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff’s deputies found 25 packages marked “XXX” in the bale and said they would be turned over to federal authorities.