Cops in Spain go bananas over 120-kilo cocaine shipment from Costa Rica

June 4, 2013

Spanish police on Tuesday intercepted a container of bananas with a stash of 120 kilograms of cocaine at the northwestern port of Marín, the Spanish daily El País reported.

The drugs were valued at €4.2 million ($ 5.4 million) and had been concealed in the back of a shipment of bananas from Costa Rica. Police seized the shipment during an anti-drug operation launched on Sunday. The container was sealed with a “Tropical fruit” label.

Police also found another box with security seals that supposedly would be used by the receiver of the drugs in order to reseal the container once it was unloaded, El País reported.

Customs agents, drug enforcement officers and other police agencies participated in the operation, but no arrests have been made so far.

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