Food bank finds cocaine hidden between donated bananas
Employees of a food bank in Huizen found a kilogram of cocaine hidden among bananas they were preparing to distribute. The fruit came from a fundraiser held by regional broadcaster NH, ANP reports.
The cocaine was found on Tuesday, according to the police. Investigators are looking into where it came from.
According to broadcaster NH, the cocaine came from a container in which 1,800 kilos of cocaine was found in the port of Antwerp early in December. The container came from South America.
The cocaine was removed from the shipment, but the bananas sent through to delivery its delivery point - a company in Medemblik. Eight suspects were arrested as they were unloading the shipment. According to NH, the police must have overlooked this one kilo of cocaine when cleaning up the shipment in December.