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Supermarket worker finds loads of cocaine in banana crates

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Supermarket worker finds loads of cocaine in banana crates
Photo: DPA
17:07 CET+01:00
A supermarket worker in southern Germany was stunned to discover 28 kilogrammes (62 pounds) of cocaine while unpacking crates of bananas, police reported on Friday.

The 26-year-old woman in the Bavarian town of Illertissen alerted police immediately after making the find on Wednesday. Officers confiscated the two bins, packed full of the drug in yellow bags just below a thin layer of fruit.

The boxes had been part of a three-pallet fruit delivery that was distributed between several different supermarket chains in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The shipment originated in Colombia and went through Antwerp, Belgium.

"Some dealers must have picked up the wrong boxes," Bavarian police spokesperson Ludwig Waldinger told news agency AFP, adding that he’d love to get a look at their faces when the drug dealers tried to get their fix from the fruit snack.

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