Sea Turtle Found Entangled in $53 Million Worth of Cocaine

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The U.S. Coast Guard found a sea turtle trapped in cords tying together 1,800 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs were first spotted by a military plane over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 19, according to the Miami Herald. The coast guard then headed out to investigate.

They found the turtle entangled in cords that strung together 26 packages of cocaine worth a whopping $53 million, NBC News reported.

Coast guard personnel were able to cut through the cords that had tightly become wrapped around the turtle’s neck and fins.

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