Germany Finds 265 Pounds Of Cocaine Among Bananas
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized 265 pounds of cocaine hidden among crates of bananas in a container shipped from Ecuador — their second big find of cocaine from South America this year.
The Federal Criminal Police Office says the drugs were stuffed into travel bags hidden among the boxes of fruit. They were found April 14 when officials checked over 20 containers that arrived in the North Sea port of Bremerhaven.
In January, workers at Berlin supermarkets found 309 pounds of cocaine packed into crates of bananas that had been shipped from Colombia via the German port of Hamburg.
Police say they're participating in multinational projects in Peru to curb cocaine smuggling and plans similar efforts in Ecuador.
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