1,543 Pounds of Alleged Cocaine Found in Boxes of Bananas

1,543 Pounds of Alleged Cocaine Found in Boxes of Bananas



THE NETHERLANDS - I slice them up to throw in yogurt. I throw them in with a variety of other fruits to make my favorite smoothies. I laugh when cartoons show someone slipping on their peels. Yes, I’m talking about bananas and the millions of ways they make our lives taste better and run smoother.


However, word on the street is that 700 kilograms, or 1,543 pounds, of alleged cocaine was found in boxes of bananas late last month at a Uitgeest, Netherlands-based fruit and vegetable wholesaler.


700 kilograms, or 1,543 pounds, of alleged cocaine was found in boxes of bananas late last month at a Uitgeest, Netherlands-based fruit and vegetable wholesaler


According to Dutch News, the wholesaler notified police, which then went to the location with armed guards positioned outside as the drug was confiscated. This was the second big drug haul to be made public during July, the news source conveys—the first was 1,125 kilos, or over 2,480 pounds, of cocaine found hidden in a consignment of frozen fish from Ecuador. Seven people from the Netherlands, Albania, and the U.S. were arrested in connection with the first drug find. The news source makes no mention of arrests made for the alleged cocaine tucked in the favorite tropical fruit.


For more news on how vandals attempt to infiltrate the fresh produce industry and how police continue to thwart their efforts, stick with AndNowUKnow.


 
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