Fishermen reel in 30 bricks of cocaine 70 miles off S.C. coast

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WBTW) – The Coast Guard is trying to determine where drugs came from that were found floating 70 miles off a South Carolina coastline.

Two local fishermen reeled in the catch on Sunday off the coast of Charleston — finding 30 bricks of cocaine. Officials said the drugs have a street value of up to $1 million.

Once the drugs were found, the fisherman notified authorities.

The Coast Guard, along with Customs and Border Protection, and the Drug Enforcement Agency are investigating.

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