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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Monroe Sheriff’s Office announced that packages containing 74 pounds of cocaine were found by a fisherman about 15 miles offshore and south of Sugarloaf Key on Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. Border Patrol was notified and all the packages were placed in a patrol boat and then turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

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In August and September, almost 150 pounds of marijuana were found floating off the island chain or washed up on the shore.

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In July, more than 50 pounds of cocaine washed up near Grassy Key.

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