Cocaine Found in Banana Shipment from Ecuador
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Turkish narcotics police uncovered an absolutely unapPEELing batch of bananas earlier this week—words I never thought I’d say about the crescent-shaped fruit. According to a report by Daily Sabah, authorities seized 185 kilograms (408 pounds) of cocaine hidden amidst a shipment of bananas from Ecuador.
The illicit substance, which the news source reports is worth approximately $9.3 million, was uncovered after the Istanbul Security Directorate’s narcotics units received a tipoff that a certain shipping container might be full of more than just bananas.
While authorities have not determined just who picked our precious fruit for such a nefarious deed, the produce industry can rest easy knowing that the Turkish police force is on the case and dedicated to putting an end to international drug trafficking, produce-related and otherwise.
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