Fishermen love to brag about rare or unusual catches they make in their sea travels. But one Florida fisherman's going to have a find that's hard to beat.
Jorge Bustamante went fishing off Pompano Beach in Florida when he snagged something unusual on the end of his line. He pulled out a tightly wrapped package of some sort of green plant from the ocean. Bustamante had a suspicion of what the package might be, and immediately contacted the Coast Guard who arrived and confirmed what Bustamante had caught: a one pound package of marijuana.
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Got an early birthday gift from Pablo Escobar.... found it off pompano floating in the weed line few mahi and a few kingfish this morning but a trip we won’t forget for a long time #squaregrouper #uscg #seacraft #classic #contraband #drugs #weedline #seewhatsoutthere #birthdayfishing
While that may sound unusual, it's actually not too weird for anglers to find these things. In fact, South Floridians call such catches "Square grouper."
Bustamante estimates that the marijuana was around one kilogram, which is about two pounds. Unfortunately, he had to give the cannabis to the Coast Guard. But then again, you probably don't want to smoke some weed that's been chilling in the ocean for who knows how long.
Try beating that fishing story.