Florida Keys divers spot 25 kilos of cocaine in Atlantic Ocean, sheriff’s office says

Scuba divers swimming off the Florida Keys found a gigantic haul of individually wrapped cocaine floating offshore in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The divers, with Rainbow Reef Dive Center in Key Largo, were swimming in about 100 feet of water around 12:30 p.m. when they noticed what initially looked like trash that needed to be removed. However, after further observation, they realized it was 25 kilograms of cocaine, said sheriff’s office spokesman Adam Linhardt.

The drugs were wrapped in plastic and marked with the Nike sneaker logo. It also featured the letters “SB” underneath the swoosh, according to a photo provided by the sheriff’s office.

As is policy with contraband found floating offshore or that washes up, Linhardt said the sheriff’s office turned over the cocaine to the U.S. Border Patrol.