Cocaine Found in Box of Bananas at Supermarket Shouldn't Freak Out Shoppers

bananaImagine opening a seemingly innocent box you're expecting to be filled with fruit -- bananas, specifically -- and finding, instead, 200 pounds of what police believe is cocaine. That's exactly what happened to employees at the Danish supermarket chain Coop, who were left stunned by a recent shipment of banana boxes from Colombia.

The powder was found last week in western Denmark when employees say they noticed some of the boxes were heavier than others. And get this -- a spokesman for the supermarket reports that more bags with white powder were found in a separate shipment at a central dispatch facility. Crazy! Now various outlets are reporting that "drug traffickers in Colombia must be going bananas" (ha ha) over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets.

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This actually isn't the first time drug smugglers have used a banana shipment as a means of transporting cocaine to Europe. Back in 2011, about 150 pounds of the drug -- valued at the time to be between $10 million to $12 million, whoa -- were reportedly discovered in banana boxes en route to Helsingborg, Sweden.

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Of course police are investigating the current situation and hope to get to the bottom of it. As for what regular grocery store customers should think ... well, at least employees caught the drug in the way that they did and it was right there, out in the open! Better than if a dangerous substance was actually mixed into the food or hidden in a way that consumers could end up taking it home for tomorrow's lunch, right? After all, something like that happening isn't all that crazy considering the plethora of food safety issues we've had as of late!

How crazy is this?!

 

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