Off their trolleys! Drug dealers deliver £68MILLION of cocaine to Czech supermarkets in banana shipments by mistake
- Supermarket staff were astonished to find the green packets in bananas boxes
- Boxes had been shipped to supermarkets in northern towns in Czech Republic
- Police say total of 840kg of cocaine – worth in region of £68million – was seized
- Officers are now searching other stores in country where boxes have been sent
Supermarket staff have discovered millions of pounds worth of cocaine stashed inside boxes of bananas.
Astonished employees at shops in Czech Republic found huge blocks of the illegal drug within the fruit boxes – believed to have been shipped from central America.
A total of 840kg worth of cocaine – said to be worth in the region of £68million – was discovered in the banana shipments.
The boxes had been sent to stores in the towns of Jicin and Rychnov nad Kneznou, in the northern region of the Czech Republic, supposedly by mistake.
Officers are now searching other stores in the country where banana boxes from the same shipment were delivered.
Employees at shops in northern Czech Republic were astonished to find green packets of the illegal drug within the fruit boxes – which are believed to have been shipped from central America
The boxes had been shipped to stores in the towns of Jicin and Rychnov nad Kneznou, in the northern region of the Czech Republic. Pictured: The packets of cocaine that were seized
Police said they were cooperating on the case with their counterparts from other unspecified countries.
Jakub Frydrych, the head of the police anti-narcotics unit, told the Czech public radio the cocaine likely originated in Central America.
The street value of the drug is estimated to be more than 2 billion Czech crowns.
‘Supermarket workers found moulded cocaine cubes in boxes with bananas this afternoon,’ the police said on Twitter, where it also posted pictures of some of the seized cocaine.
‘The information about the shipment leads outside the Czech Republic, therefore we will use international police and justice cooperation,’ the police said, without further details.
Jakub Frydrych, the head of the police anti-narcotics unit, told the Czech public radio the cocaine likely originated in Central America. Pictured: A drug dog inspects shipments at a port
In a similar case in 2015, over 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine was discovered in a Prague supermarket.
In 1999, police seized 117 kilograms (258 pounds) of cocaine in a warehouse north of Prague packed among dry fruit.
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