Whether your relaxing with a beer, taking a jog next to the waves or simply taking in the beauty of the ocean, the last thing you would expect to find washing up with the tide is hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cannabis.
However, this is what the attendees at beaches across Florida have been witness to this months, after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed that cannabis worth around $300,000 had been washed ashore along Florida’s Atlantic coastline.
Speaking to local media, Todd Bryant, the head of Customs for Miami said;
“There has been a significant spike in drugs washing up on shore. This increase might reflect a shift in smuggling methods by those who traffic in illegal drugs. If you are out on a boat or on the beach and you see a suspicious package, call local law enforcement immediately. Attempting to keep the suspicious package can place you in danger, as violent criminal networks will attempt to recover their narcotics.”