The Texas Division of Legal Justice (TDCJ) discovered one thing sudden in 2 pallets comprised of 45 bins of bananas that had been donated on the Ports of America in Freeport: Practically $18 million value of cocaine.
The bananas had been donated to the TDCJ as a result of they had been too ripe, the TDCJ mentioned in a Fb publish. Two sergents from the Scott Unit had been loading up the bananas once they observed one of many bins felt totally different.
Beneath the bananas, they discovered a bundle of a white powdery substance, which U.S. Customs brokers confirmed was cocaine.
They searched all 45 bins and located 540 packages of cocaine with an estimated road worth of $17,820,000.
U.S. Customs and Drug Enforcement are investigating.
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