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From Drug Boat to Dive Boat


A boat bound for Australia with hundreds of pounds of cocaine was confiscated and sunk on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to become an artificial reef for scuba divers and fishermen.

The sailing vessel Dylan arrived in Port Everglades, Florida, aboard a freighter from Martinique. It caught the attention of officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection because the cost of shipping far exceeded the value of the vessel.

They probed the hull and found the cocaine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection then donated the vessel to the local county at no charge.

You can read more about it in the Northwest Florida Daily News.



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