Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Pineapples In Portugal

Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Pineapples In Portugal

Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Pineapples In Portugal

Drug smugglers can get pretty creative when it comes to sneaking their products into countries. Now, they have resorted to hiding their narcotics inside of tropical fruit.

Hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples have been seized by police in Portugal and Spain.

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According to News 24, The Iberian police forces arrested nine members of an worldwide smuggling ring that transported the drug from South America.

A laboratory where the drug was cut with additives was also discovered and dismantled by the authorities.

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It said that the investigation into the group began in Spain in April past year. In total, police confiscated 745 kilos of cocaine, a laboratory, two hydraulic presses, three packing machines and more than €400,000 in cash in the raids.

Investigators said the drugs were smuggled as part of an operation run by a pair of Colombian brothers who operated laboratories near Madrid, the Spanish capital.

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These smugglers had cleverly disguised the cocaine in cylinders covered in hardened yellow wax made to look like the fruit, and used emptied out pineapple skins as covering sleeves. The cocaine was being transported from storage facilities in Barcelona to these labs every 15-20 days. No word if these were all committed by the same gang, but it does pose a another question.

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