Three weeks ago, a massive amount of pure cocaine washed up on the shore near the world-famous Cape Canaveral, which is home to several launch sites.
Officials believe it was discarded by traffickers. It all began with a single packet of a suspicious-looking white material discovered on the sand near the Cape by a sea turtle nesting surveyor.
Officers discovered 24 of the bags when they arrived and began searching.
The bundles totaled 30 kilos, or $1.2 million in value. Smugglers attempting to elude law enforcement may have abandoned it, according to narcotics officials.
During a sustained stretch of onshore wind late last month, millions of dollars worth of cocaine were discovered from Miami to Jacksonville. The parcels have symbols and graphics, as well as oatmeal labels, that are thought to help traffickers identify them.