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Police Discover Nike SB Branded Cocaine in Florida Keys

Nike SB-Branded Cocaine
Nike SB-Branded Cocaine

In a bizarre turn of events, what seemed like a routine underwater cleanup near Key West, Florida, turned into a significant drug bust. Divers from the Rainbow Reef Dive Center in Key Largo stumbled upon more than just ocean trash—they discovered over two dozen individually wrapped packages of suspected cocaine, creatively branded with the iconic Nike SB logo. KRDO first reported on this news.

On Wednesday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released a statement detailing the incident. While exploring the waters approximately 100 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean, scuba divers encountered a ripped-open garbage bag. Upon closer inspection, they realized it contained 25 packages, weighing about a kilogram (2.2 pounds), with the packages conspicuously marked with Nike SB and a crude imitation of the famous Swoosh logo.

What initially appeared to be another effort to maintain the marine ecosystem quickly escalated into a law enforcement matter. The divers promptly reported their findings to the authorities, leading to a rapid response from deputies. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office swiftly took charge of the situation, ensuring the suspected drugs were securely retrieved and handed over to the U.S. Border Patrol for further investigation.

The unusual branding of the packages raises several questions about the ingenuity of drug traffickers. Using a globally recognized logo like Nike’s could be a strategy to mislead authorities or to denote a specific supplier’s goods within the drug trade. Regardless of the reasoning, this find adds a peculiar twist to the ongoing battle against narcotics smuggling in the region.

As the U.S. Border Patrol takes over the investigation, questions remain about the origin and intended destination of the drugs. Authorities are working to trace the source and unravel the network behind this shipment. Meanwhile, the community remains alert, recognizing that even a routine dive can lead to uncovering significant criminal activity. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.

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