Brick of cocaine washes up on Florida beach from Hurricane Dorian waves
A brick of cocaine washed up on a Florida beach Tuesday from waves churned up by Hurricane Dorian, police said.
At around 8 a.m., a Melbourne police officer on foot patrol at Paradise Beach Park was alerted by a beachgoer that something suspicious appeared to have washed ashore.
When the officer checked it out, he found a package "wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics," a Melbourne police spokeswoman said.
The brick was tested and was determined to be a kilo of cocaine, the spokeswoman said, adding that it will be destroyed.
On the outside of the brick appeared to be the beginning of a word but the only letters visible are "DIAMANT." Melbourne police declined to comment on what was written on the brick, citing its investigation.