Hurricane Dorian has brought intense wind and rain to the shores of Florida, but it also brought something unexpected — bricks of cocaine. Police said the suspicious deliveries have started to show up on Florida beaches in the wake of .
Police officials in Melbourne, Florida, were alerted by a beachgoer near Paradise Beach Park who saw one of the bricks wash ashore. The officer said the package was "wrapped in a way that is consistent with a kilo of illegal drugs," CBS affiliate KYTX-TV reports.
After undergoing testing, police confirmed the package contained cocaine. Written on the outside of the brick was a word beginning with "DIAMANT."
Just a few hours before, police said another 25 kilos of cocaine washed ashore on the close-by Cocoa Beach. The packages are currently under investigation.
Category 2 hurricane, but much weaker than it was a few days ago.was slowly making its way up the Southeast coast Wednesday, hitting much of Florida with strong winds and heavy rain. Dorian was still a strong
However, the storm has widened, meaning it could reach a much larger area along the coast. In the Bahamas, parts of the nation of low-lying islands were in ruins.
Two more deaths were confirmed overnight, bringing the official total to seven. The country's prime minister said he expects that number to rise.