Thursday, August 10, 2023

Tampa's mayor was on a fishing trip with family in the Florida Keys when they found 70 pounds of cocaine

Tampa Bay Times with the colorful write-up:

There was something in the water, black and bobbing.

The package adrift in the Atlantic caught the eye of a family enjoying a day of mahi-mahi fishing off the Florida Keys on a Sunday in late July.

“Hey, look at that,” said Kelly Castor, a 61-year-old boating enthusiast.

“Cocaine,” replied his older sister, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, as the package came closer, speaking with the assurance of someone who spent three decades in the Tampa Police Department, including about eight years in narcotics and six as police chief.