Supermarket workers find 10kg of cocaine in box of bananas

Staff at a branch of the supermarket chain Colruyt had something of shock when they were unpacking a delivery of fruit on Friday morning. Among a consignment of organic bananas they found ten kilos of cocaine. They immediately called the police. A delivery lorry had brought supplies to the store in the Limburg town of Sint-Truiden of Thursday night.

Staff at the supermarket started unpacking the delivery just ahead of opening on Friday morning. It was then that they made a surprising discovery. Ten kilos of the class A drug cocaine was stashed between the bananas.  

The Federal Judicial Police have launched an investigation to find out where the load of bananas came from.  

The Limburg Judicial Authorities say that the cocaine that was found has a street value of more than half a million euro.