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Beachgoer finds $1.5 million worth of cocaine washed ashore in Palm Beach

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Photo by: U.S. Border Patrol

PALM BEACH, Fla. — You never know what you’ll find washed up on a South Florida beach. This year alone people have stumbled upon a sea mine, a military drone and now 65 pounds of cocaine.

Over the weekend, one Palm Beach beachgoer found tightly wrapped bricks of cocaine with a red horse insignia spray painted on them washed up on the beach. The street value of the drugs $1.5 million according to customs officials.

An official with U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the beachgoer did the right thing and alerted authorities.

In March, a snorkeler found nearly 70 pounds of cocaine floating off the Florida Keys. In December, another 75 pounds of cocaine were found also floating off the Florida Keys.