Port of Southampton:

Cocaine worth £7.5 mln found in banana shipment from Colombia

In the UK, in a banana shipment coming out of Colombia, cocaine was found with a street value of £7.5 mln. Border Force officers found 103 kg of the drug on 6 January while searching a vessel that had arrived at the Port of Southampton.

The ship was selected for inspection by officers after a scan identified an "anomaly", the Home Office said. They subsequently found 20 pallets of bananas on board containing four holdalls, each of which was packed with about 25 wraps of cocaine.

Source: bbc.com


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