Florida fisherman grabs brick of marijuana, calls it “Pablo Escobar’s early birthday present”

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Through Larissa Hamblin on Tue Jul 3, 2018 at 12:28

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Florida fisherman Jorge Bustamante reached the peak of his fishing career Monday morning, when he coiled a brick of marijuana off Pompano Beach.

Although he intended to spend the afternoon fishing for mahi mahi and kingfish, his day took an unexpected turn when he also caught a rare block of marijuana.

He joked in an Instagram post that the capture was an early birthday present from the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar.

As a good citizen, Bustamante called the Coast Guard to return his find and was told the block was indeed cannabis.

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Although he will not take advantage of this catch on his birthday, he will always remember his unexpected gift.

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