Florida fishermen reel in $2.5 million bale of cocaine - KMSP-TV

Florida fishermen reel in $2.5 million bale of cocaine

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Catch and release.

Five fishermen on a commercial expedition 2-3 miles off the coast of Destin, Fla., on Wednesday found 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of cocaine floating in the water, worth an estimated $2.5 million, before handing it over to authorities.

The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force is now investigating the cocaine, which came in individually-wrapped packages that were stamped with the numbers "00."

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