Portugal finds large cocaine haul stashed in banana shipmentChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
Portuguese police discovered a large stash of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bananas from Latin America.
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Last year, the seizure was 430 kilograms and worth around $17 million.
Finding cocaine, hidden in bananas from South America, is not uncommon.
Over the past year, authorities in the United States, China and Germany have found large quantities of cocaine concealed in banana shipments.
Portuguese detectives said Wednesday the highly pure cocaine was found in recent days inside boxes in northern Portugal.
They say it was heading to other European countries.
They declined to provide further details, saying the investigation is continuing. ■