CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Two Lowcountry recreational fishermen ended their fishing trip late Sunday afternoon with an unexpected catch.
They pulled in a package floating in the water that appeared to be wrapped in black plastic and was later found what police officers said was presumed cocaine.
The fishermen, whom we are not identifying, were approximately offshore approximately 70 miles southeast of Charleston when they spotted debris floating and a school of Mahi-mahi jumping around it.
“We trolled past it,” one of the fishermen said. “Every time time we passed it we caught a fish.”
After approximately three hours of fishing, the duo decided to see what the debris was and pulled it aboard their boat. When they looked inside the package, they immediately notified the Coast Guard, which immediately coordinated a response.
Live look at the Mahi-Mahi in Charleston:
I spend a lot of time watching YP’s Barstool Outdoors videos of him catching monster fish in swamps and shit. You want to elevate your brand? Catch a fucking kilo. And it looks like the pro-tip is to follow the mahi-mahi.
How about this response from the fishermen?
When they looked inside the package, they immediately notified the Coast Guard, which immediately coordinated a response.
I hope with all my heart that what they found was actually $2 million worth of cocaine. I hope they filled up their tackle boxes and greeted the Coast Guard with VERY bad allergies.
“Hello officers yes we found this opened brick of cocaine that we found with a tear in it we found it with a rip here look at this rip in the plastic that was already there when we found this brick of cocaine”
Now the Charleston Police are the ones who get to check the package into their noses I mean into evidence.
North Charleston Police officers met them at an area marina and examined the contents of the package, estimating it to be between 30 and 50 kilos of cocaine.
Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Phillip VanderWeit said the amount of cocaine found could carry a street value of between $750,000 and $1 million.
This happens a lot more frequently than you would think. Seems to me like deep sea fisherman is a real growth industry. Maybe stop spending all that time studying calc and coding, programming won’t get you high.