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Large amount of cocaine found in banana boxes inside supermarkets

By Mason White 10:58 AM January 14, 2014
The cocaine in the banana boxes 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge those behind the smuggling of a large quantity of cocaine inside banana boxes, according to police reports in Germany.

Berlin Region Police have recovered 140 kg of cocaine that had been sent in boxes of bananas at Aldi supermarkets in Germany.

Workers at five stores found drugs among the fruit packages on Monday, in what is called an error of logistics by smugglers.

“The employees of the supermarkets in Berlin and Brandenburg found boxes that should have been full of bananas, but instead were full of cocaine,” Stefan Redlich, a police spokesperson, said.

Police said the drugs, worth around $7.5 million, came from Colombia to the German port of Hamburg, were loaded onto trucks and sent to Berlin.

Redlich said that this was one of the biggest busts in almost 20 years.

“To Berlin, this is the biggest drug bust in the last 10 or 20 years. Usually, we find these quantities only in ports such as Hamburg. For Berlin, this is extraordinary,” he said.