^
Keep New Times Free
4
| Crime |

Hurricane Dorian Brings Storm Surge and Cocaine to Florida Coast

After Hurricane Dorian, dozens of kilos of cocaine are washing ashore in Florida.EXPAND
After Hurricane Dorian, dozens of kilos of cocaine are washing ashore in Florida.

As a downgraded Category 2 Hurricane Dorian continues to churn north, coastal Floridians might experience two to five feet of storm surge, three to six inches of rainfall, and hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs washing ashore.

Dozens of kilos of cocaine are washing onto Florida's beaches as Dorian heads toward Georgia and the Carolinas. As first reported by NBC News, one kilo — worth an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 — was found Tuesday at Paradise Beach Park in Melbourne. Police tested the package, which was labeled with the Spanish word for “diamond,” and confirmed it was a brick of cocaine.

More than two dozen bricks of cocaine were reported to have washed ashore on Cocoa Beach, on Florida's Space Coast. A duffel bag containing 15 kilos — worth $300,000 to $450,000 — was also found on the beach and handed over to police in Brevard County. 

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.