Florida fisherman finds floating marijuana brick off beach
Pompano Beach, FL (WPTV) — You never know what you might find floating in the waters of South Florida.
A fisherman off the coast of Pompano Beach found a brick of marijuana in what he calls an “early birthday gift from Pablo Escobar.”
In a Monday Instagram post, Jorge Bustamante said he was looking to catch a few mahi-mahi and kingfish but instead found the narcotics “floating in the weed line.”
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Got an early birthday gift from Pablo Escobar…. found it off pompano floating in the weed line few mahi and a few kingfish this morning but a trip we won’t forget for a long time #squaregrouper #uscg #seacraft #classic #contraband #drugs #weedline #seewhatsoutthere #birthdayfishing
Bustamante said he and his friends radioed the U.S. Coast Guard, who confirmed the package was indeed marijuana.
WPLG-TV in Miami reported the Coast Guard retrieved the contraband after arriving at the scene.