Global NewsPolice Uncover $870M Worth Of Cocaine In Bananas

Police Uncover $870M Worth Of Cocaine In Bananas


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Italian police have confiscated 2.7 tonnes of cocaine from a port in the southern region of Calabria on Tuesday May 16, 2023.

cocaine hided in bananas seized by Italian police
The confiscated cocaine | Guardia di Finanza/dpa/picture alliance

According to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza police, the drugs are estimated to have a street value of some €800 million ($870 million), as per dpa/NAN reports.

The police said officers found 2,734kg of extremely pure cocaine in two 12-metre-long refrigerated containers hidden among 78 tonnes of bananas.


This took place in the port of Gioia Tauro, calling the operation a “record seizure.’’

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The containers coming from Guayaquil in Ecuador were bound for Armenia and were due to go by the Georgian city of Batumi, the Guardia di Finanza said.

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