Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit were contacted by the Department of Homeland Security in reference to a number of suspected narcotics recovered by a workboat yesterday.

Detectives made contact with the boat at the docks in the Port of Iberia.

The ship’s captain reported locating a suspicious bundle floating in the water.

Detectives discovered the bundle contained 30 individually wrapped packages of suspected pure cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $1,000,000.

Investigators are working with federal authorities in an attempt to determine the origin of the cocaine.

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