Prison guards find €18m of cocaine hidden in bananas

Nearly $18 million worth of cocaine found in shipment of bananas

Nearly $18 million worth of cocaine found in shipment of bananas

Sometimes, it gives you bananas", the department wrote, adding, "Two sergeants of the Scott Unit arrived to pick them up and discovered something not quite right. One of the sergeants became suspicious when one of the boxed felt different from the others when he was loading them.

On Friday morning, officials in Texas made an interesting discovery in boxes of bananas that were donated.

The bananas were donated because they were already ripe.

That's how much cocaine was found hidden in the banana boxes, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).




"Sometimes, life gives you lemons", begins the Facebook post from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The cocaine found in the shipment of bananas. They then discovered that there was $17m worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. Inside, was a white powdery substance.

However after scouring all the boxes, agents found a total of 540 packages of coke, with an estimated street value of almost $17.8 million.

U.S. Customs arrived on the scene, and the substance tested positive for cocaine. The finding led to the TDCJ involving the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the investigation into where the narcotics could have come from.

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