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Coca-Cola workers find large stash of cocaine in boxes of juice

By Mason White 6:00 PM August 31, 2016
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By: Mahesh Sarin
Workers at a Coca-Cola plant were shocked to find drugs in boxes of juice.

The workers called police after seeing the huge stash of cocaine when they opened a delivery of concentrate fruit juice.

The order came from Costa Rica to a Coca Cola factory in France.

The drug shipment reportedly weighed about 815 pounds with a potential street value of around $56 million.

The stash was hidden inside a container of fruit juice and it was found when it that was opened on arrival at the factory in the town of Signes, near the Mediterranean coast.

A spokesman for Coca-Cola, said that the workers alerted police immediately and they were all ruled out as suspects.

The Marseille prosecutor’s office said Wednesday, that it had opened an investigation into trafficking and importing illegal drugs.