Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

$18 million in cocaine shows up amid bananas given to prison

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says it found packages of cocaine with a street value of nearly $18 million inside a shipment of bananas MoreCloseclosemore
Steven Clarke | 24 September, 2018, 00:40

However, the sergeants soon discovered a hidden stash of cocaine worth $24 million inside the shipment.

"Sometimes, life gives you lemons", begins the Facebook post from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says it found packages of cocaine with a street value of almost $18 million inside a shipment of bananas.

The department received 45 boxes of donated bananas from Ports of America in Freeport near the Gulf of Mexico.

Two sergeants with the Wayne Scott Unit - a prison facility south of Houston - were unloading the bananas when they noticed one box that felt heavier than the others.

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"They immediately notified port authorities and awaited their instruction". When they opened it up they find white powder in green, plastic bags. "Sometimes, it gives you bananas", the TDCJ post joked. "And sometimes, it gives you something you'd never expect!"

It is believed the boxes hid a stash of cocaine.

"With an instinct that something just wasn't quite right, our guys uncovered 540 packages of cocaine within the shipment, with an estimated street value of $17,820,000!"

An investigation is now being conducted by federal officials and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

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