£68 Million Worth Of Cocaine Seized As Drug Traffickers Accidently Deliver It To Supermarkets

A huge haul of cocaine with a street value of almost £70 million has been seized by police after a colossal logistical error by drug traffickers resulted in it being distributed to supermarkets across Czechia.


Czech supermarket workers found £68 million worth of cocaine packed in with bananas
Czech supermarket workers found £68 million worth of cocaine packed in with bananas

Supermarket workers in stores across Czechia discovered the blocks of cocaine packed into crates of fruit that they were sorting, the drugs are believed to have come from Colombia.


Czech Police said that in total, 2,200 pounds of cocaine, with an approximate street value of £68 million was found packed in with shipments of bananas.


Police dispatched dog units to supermarkets in the city of Prague, as well as the towns of Rychnov nad Kneznou, and Jicin after workers reported the suspicious blocks.


Czech Police said in a statement: Criminal investigators found that goods of the same batch were distributed to several other places in the Czech Republic.



Therefore, in cooperation with the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic and other entities, it is currently conducting inspections of these places and other actions."


"Information about consignments is kept outside the territory of the Czech Republic. For this reason, we will use the institute of international police and judicial cooperation.


"The case was taken over by the National Drug Control Centre, which will conduct the investigation. We will provide more information as soon as possible."


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has said that cocaine production is at an all-time high, doubling between 2014 and 2019.


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