Sea Turtle found wrapped in cocaine bundles worth over $53 million

cocaine 22/12/2017

Although many of us might enjoy being bundled up in $53 million (US) worth of cocaine... this little guy... not so much.

The US coast guard found the loggerhead turtle entangled in 800 kilos of cocaine. 

He suffered significant chaffing on his neck and flippers but was eventually freed from his cocaine prison. 

The UK's Telegraph reports: The struggling marine reptile was rescued during a 68-day counter drug patrol by the US Armed Forces branch in the Eastern Pacific along the Central American coast.

By the end of the operation, the crew had seized a total of 6,755 kilos (14,800lb) of cocaine, 14 pounds of marijuana and arrested 24 suspected smugglers.