$18M in cocaine found in donated boxes of bananas

24 September, 2018, 07:11 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Prison guards find $18 million worth of cocaine inside boxes of donated bananas

"And sometimes, it gives you something you'd never expect!"

"Sometimes, life gives you lemons".

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice received a donation of two pallets containing 45 boxes of bananas from the Ports of America in Texas, US.

Officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were presented with what had to be one of the most surreal predicaments of each of their professional careers when they came into the possession of almost $18,000,000 worth of cocaine on Friday, September 21.

"With an instinct that something just wasn't quite right, our guys uncovered 540 packages".

A thorough search of all 45 boxes in the shipment unearthed a shocking 540 packages of the powder, which US Customs agents confirmed was cocaine.

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The cocaine found in the shipment of bananas. "What appeared to be a white powdery substance".

"They immediately notified port authorities and awaited their instruction".

It is believed the boxes hid a stash of cocaine. However, before taking off, one of the sergeants noticed how much heavier a particular box was in comparison to the others, he saw reason to investigate.

The street value for that quantity is estimated at some $17,820,000.

The DEA and Customs are continuing their investigation.

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