Federal officials still investigating drug case

Matt Algarin
Beach Safety Lifeguards from the Destin Fire Control District found 21 kilos of cocaine on a Destin beach in April.

More than a month since bundles of cocaine washed ashore, the details remain few and far between.

"There is nothing new," said Mia Ro, public information officer for the Drug Enforcement Agencies office in Miami.

Beach Safety Lifeguards from the Destin Fire Control District found 21 kilos of cocaine that had washed ashore along Holiday Isle April 19.

Investigators from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said the roughly 46 pounds of cocaine had a street value of about $600,000.

April's incident wasn't the first time a large amount of cocaine had been found in the water's near Destin. In 2013, fishermen on a trip 2-3 miles out from Destin found 25 kilograms of cocaine floating in the water. The drugs were valued at $2.5 million.

The most recent case is still under investigation, Ro told The Log.