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Tampa mayor reels in big catch off Florida Keys: 70 pounds of cocaine

Posted on AllSides August 8th, 2023
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The mayor of Tampa reeled in a big catch of another sort while fishing off the coast of the Florida Keys: 70 pounds of cocaine floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Mayor Jane Castor made the discovery July 23 while on a fishing trip with her family. Castor, a longtime Tampa police officer and the city’s first female chief, immediately recognized the package wrapped in layers of plastic as cocaine, city spokesperson Adam Smith said Tuesday. Smith confirmed the details of the find that were reported in the Tampa Bay Times...

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