Saturday 15 December 2018

Prison guards find €18m of cocaine hidden in bananas

 

Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes. Stock photo
Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes. Stock photo

Alan Martin

Bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have cocaine worth almost $18m (€15m) hidden inside the boxes.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice revealed the seizure in a Facebook post.

Officials said that the drugs were found on Friday in two pallets of bananas that were donated to the unidentified prison because they were already ripe.

Officers found a bundle of a white powdery substance under the bananas in one of the boxes.

US customs officials were called to the scene, and a total of 540 packages of cocaine were found in 45 boxes of bananas.

The department says federal officials and the US Customs and Border Protection were investigating.

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