Cocoa Beach and Paradise Beach Park are witnessing more than a dozen wrapped bricks of cocaine washing up on the shores following the Hurricane Dorian. The bricks are tightly wrapped, and police were notified by the beachgoers who found the narcotics.
Cheryl Mall, a police department spokeswoman, said that once the policeman responding to the call had a look at the package that washed up on Paradise Beach, he found ‘they were wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics.’ After tests were conducted on a single brick that was found in Paradise Beach Park, it has been confirmed that contents are a kilogram of cocaine. As per Mall, the drugs will be destroyed.
There was writing found on the outside of the tightly packed brick – it said ‘Diamant.’ Moving twenty miles further up the coast, on Cocoa Beach, another narcotics-related call was made. A duffel bag was found on the beach, and when the police came over to pick it up; it had fifteen bricks of cocaine worth about $300,000. Sergeant Manny Hernandez is the one who came to pick up the bag that was filled with drugs. The bag has been handed over to the US Customs and Border Protection.
Sergeant Hernandez said, ‘There is a possibility that more will come onshore. Especially now with these conditions. It could be coming from anywhere.’ Beachgoers have been told to inform the police if they see or come across any other suspicious bags or materials on the shoreline. They have also been instructed not to pick anything up. Hernandez explains Because if there is an opening, it can go into your pores and you can overdose.’
Hurricane Dorian is moving up along the US East Coast and has changed from a Category 4 to a Category 2 hurricane. Residents living on the coasts of northern Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina are bunkering down to keep themselves safe during the storm.