Cocaine found in banana crates in Germany

10th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

10 April 2006, MUNICH, GERMANY - Workers at a fruit depot found more than 15 kilograms of cocaine stashed among bananas destined for German supermarkets on Monday.

10 April 2006

MUNICH, GERMANY - Workers at a fruit depot found more than 15 kilograms of cocaine stashed among bananas destined for German supermarkets on Monday.

The employees were sorting the bananas for transport when one of them spotted packets containing the drug in a crate that was part of a consignment from Colombia.

Police said the haul had a street value of 500,000 euros (600,000 dollars). Sniffer dogs were used to search all 4,000 crates of bananas in storage at the depot, but failed to turn up any more cocaine.

Police said it was possible the drugs were destined for Munich or were delivered in error from the Belgian port of Antwerp after arriving by ship from South America.

DPA

Subject: German news

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