Customs find 280 kg cocaine in banana box

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. Cocaine found in a cargo of bananas (Picture: Rijksoverheid.nl)

Dutch customs officials went bananas after discovering 280 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a Colombian banana shipment. The drugs were estimated as having a street value of about 14 million euros, a release from the Dutch government states.

Investigators found the concealed narcotics during a customs inspection of a company in the port of Vlissingen in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The inspectors uncovered the drug shipment hidden in an allotment of banana boxes.

The drugs were destroyed immediately.

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