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Banana Cocaine Stash Discovered in Boxes of Supermarket Fruit

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 11:59 AM

By Michael Mullins

Two shipments of cocaine were recently discovered in Denmark concealed in Banana boxes from Columbia.

The discovery was made last week by grocers at the supermarket chain Coop in Aarhus, Denmark.

Employees handling the shipment noticed that several of the banana crates felt heavier than the others, according to police.

The grocers proceeded to open the boxes which they discovered were packed with approximately 100 kilos, or 220 pounds, of the white illicit powder.

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Additional bags containing cocaine were also found last Wednesday at a central dispatch facility for the supermarket chain in a suburb outside Copenhagen, according to Coop spokesman Jens Juul, the Associated Press reported.

Both cocaine shipments were reportedly from Columbia, traditionally a major producer and distributor of the illegal substance.

The Columbian supplier has been made aware of the shipments Juul told the Danish news agency Ritzau.

No arrests have been made yet. Police are still investigating the smuggling attempt.

The shipments were likely intended for the streets of Western Europe before they were accidently intercepted.

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Over the last decade, cocaine has established itself as the most commonly used illicit stimulant drug in Europe, according to the European Union's official website Europa.eu.

Cocaine is primarily used in Western European nations, with the drug's main access point being in Spain and Portugal.

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