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35 kilos of cocaine found floating near Pensacola beach

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - 35 kilograms (77 Ibs) of cocaine was found floating south of Pensacola, Florida Sunday.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, a good Samaritan called the Coast Guard to report the bale of drugs. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies searched and located the drugs Sunday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Pensacola 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Sector Mobile Enforcement Division
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol
  • Orange Beach Police Department
  • Mobile Border and Enforcement Security Task Force/Homeland Security Investigations/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
  • Regional Coordinating Mechanism

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