Nearly 250 kilos of cocaine discovered in bananas

Nearly 250 kilos of cocaine discovered in bananas
Nearly 250 kilos of cocaine discovered in bananas

Some 247 kilos of cocaine were discovered in boxes of bananas by employees of a logistics warehouse in Colmar, France, AFP learned Thursday from the prosecution.

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The discovery took place during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, said the Colmar public prosecutor, Jean Richert.

“Packets of cocaine of approximately one kilo each were found among bananas, in 247 boxes of a set of just over 300 boxes of this type of fruit, distributed among 18 delivered pallets,” detailed the magistrate.

Initially competent, the prosecutor relinquished responsibility on Wednesday morning in favor of the specialized interregional jurisdiction (JIRS) of Nancy, competent for offenses of great complexity. When contacted, the JIRS prosecutor’s office did not wish to communicate.

Before relinquishing responsibility, Mr. Richert had entrusted the investigation to the Mulhouse judicial police.

According to regional dailies Alsace And The Latest News from Alsacethe cocaine, whose market value would be several million euros, could have passed through Germany and been delivered there following a routing and recipient error.

A GPS tracker was also found in the merchandise, according to the newspapers, which indicate that it is “the or [de] one of the biggest [saisies de cocaïne] in recent years in Haut-Rhin.

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