PALM BEACH — Police say they have discovered 80 to 100 bricks of marijuana on board a boat that washed ashore this morning across from the Palm Beach Country Club on the island’s north end. The boat was spotted at about 6:30 a.m. by firefighters on a passing fire truck, said Palm Beach Police spokesman Fred Hess. When police arrived, they found a 22-foot fishing boat and tracks heading off in the sand. Police found the drugs bundled on the boat. Hess estimated each bundle to be worth $20,000, meaning the entire haul could have an estimated street value of up to $2 million. Authorities have a Fort Lauderdale man in custody, Hess said. The man reports that he was simply walking on the beach after a spat with his wife and has nothing to do with the boat, Hess said. A helicopter continues to search the area for anyone who may have been on the boat. Police dogs have been called in as well, Hess said. U.S. Border Patrol agents will interview the man in custody, Hess said. The boat will be towed to the U.S. Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach.
via : The Palm Beach Post
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