Over 800 kilos of cocaine discovered in banana crates in Czechia

Over 800 kilos of cocaine discovered in banana crates in Czechia
The drugs were discovered by staff in two supermarkets and had been shipped from Columbia. Credit: Canva

Czech police announced on Friday that they had seized 840 kilos of cocaine that were discovered in banana crates in supermarkets in the country. The estimated value of the illicit Class A drug is €81 million.

Supermarket staff in two Czech towns (Jicin and Rychnov nad Kneznou) alerted the police after finding cocaine bars in the boxes. The police said they also searched other places where crates of the same shipment were delivered.

According to Czech television broadcasters, the boxes came from Colombia. "Investigators have seized 840 kg of cocaine so far, in all places they have searched," police said on Twitter.

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"When sold on the street, cocaine can cost up to 3,000 Czech crowns (€120) per gram. The dealers could have made more than two billion crowns (€81 million) from the shipment", according to the same source.


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