A large bale filled with 25 kilograms of cocaine was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico south of the Destin East Pass by five local fishermen today, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
The fishermen noticed the package floating in the water and pulled it onto their vessel, the Sheriff's Office news release reported. When they saw it was filled with a number of individually wrapped packages, they contacted law enforcement.
Watch a video of a law enforcement officer opening one package. >>
State and federal law enforcement officers responded.
The Okaloosa County Drug Task Force determined the bale's street value was $2.5 million.
Law enforcement is investigating the bale's origins.