Employees of several supermarket branches in the Czech Republic have discovered cocaine in banana boxes. In total, a drug delivery worth almost 80 million euros was secured. The cocaine is said to have been delivered to supermarkets by mistake.

Cocaine worth almost 80 million euros was seized in Czech supermarkets. The drug shipment had accidentally been delivered to the stores in banana crates.

Employees at several supermarkets across the country spotted the powder-filled packets among the bananas. The delivery probably came from Colombia. A total of about 998 kilos were found, reports The Independent.

Police in the Czech Republic said that supermarket workers in the capital Prague, as well as in the cities of Jicin and Rychnov nad Kneznou, reported the suspicious blocks, prompting the police to launch investigations.

The officials said on Twitter: “Detectives found that goods of the same batch were distributed in several other locations in the Czech Republic.” The police are now investigating together with international authorities.

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