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- Hurricane Dorian blew past the eastern coast of Florida this week, stirring up waves and causing bricks of cocaine to wash up on two beaches.
- The police found a brick of cocaine at Paradise Beach Park in Melbourne, as well as a duffel bag filled with 15 kilos of cocaine on Cocoa Beach 20 miles north, NBC News reported.
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The police found bricks of cocaine on two Florida beaches this week, thought to have been pushed ashore by waves caused by Hurricane Dorian.
An officer from the Melbourne Police Department on Tuesday inspected a package that a beachgoer at Paradise Beach Park flagged to him and found that it was “wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics,” a department spokeswoman told NBC News.
A photo shows the brick with the partial word “diamant” visible. The brick, which testing determined was a kilo of cocaine, would be destroyed, the spokeswoman told NBC News.
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CBS News reported that the police found 25 kilos of cocaine at Cocoa Beach, 20 miles north of where the other brick was found. A police sergeant told NBC News that 15 bricks of cocaine were found in a duffel bag there and handed over to US Customs and Border Protection.
A representative from the Melbourne Police Department did not immediately respond to calls from Insider seeking comment.
Dorian blew past the eastern coast of Florida this week, pelting the area with rain and wind. The storm is bringing hurricane conditions to the coast of Georgia and is forecast to reach the Carolinas between Wednesday night and Friday morning.