Diced bananas conceal massive drug haul at Paris market

Police in Paris have seized 25 kilos of cocaine at the Rungis market in the city suburbs. The Colombian-origin drugs  were concealed in a delivery of dried banana chips sent via container from Rotterdam port. The discovery was made by the suppliers who then alerted the police.

Nick Saltmarsh

“Due to a reason which has not yet been established, the drug traffickers did not turn up to collect their merchandise in Rotterdam. As such the drug can end up being found hidden amongst the fruit and veg,” a police source told the AFP news agency.

A few months ago, several kilos of cocaine were seized in similar conditions also at the market.

Rungis is a large wholesale food market serving the Paris metropolitan area and beyond and is considered to be the largest market for fresh produce in the world.

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