Tampa mayor reels in 70 pounds of cocaine during fishing trip

Tampa mayor reels in 70 pounds of cocaine during fishing trip
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While on a fishing trip in the Florida Keys with her family earlier this summer, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor reeled in an unexpected catch: 70 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth more than $1 million.

Castor, who previously served as Tampa’s police chief, said the drug bale appeared to have been floating in the water for a while already when she found it, CBS affiliate WTSP reported.

“You know my family was concerned, like, ‘Oh my gosh, what if they think it’s ours,’” Castor joked in an interview with the news station. “I’m like, come on. So, we pulled it up and then as soon as we were in cellphone range just to call and notify them.”

The mayor reported her family’s discovery to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, CBS Miami reported, and the drugs were ultimately seized by federal agents. Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar, of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Miami Sector, confirmed in a tweet at the end of July that…

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