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£600,000 worth of cocaine has turned up in a batch of Tesco bananas

It's happened again!

  • Mixmag staff
  • 27 July 2015

What is it with supermarkets and cocaine? Over half a million quid's worth of coke has turned up in a batch of Tesco bananas.

The rogue shipment was delivered to a superstore in Wokingham, the Evening Standard reports.

It was found by a Tesco worker who was unpacking the tasty yellow treats and came across five 1kg bags of white powder.

Apparently the 'nanas came from South America and drugs expert Matthew Attha reckons that the coke made it to the UK because someone missed a connection somewhere down the distribution line.

"I think that it is not impossible that someone in Tesco was involved in it, but it is more likely that it is someone from the distribution who wasn't there on the day to collect the delivery, or had been arrested on other charges," he said.

"It is quite likely that it has been going on for quite some time. The authorities will be paying particular attention to whoever the distributor is I expect."

Having been called to the Tesco store on July 22, police are investigating.

And keen readers will know that this isn't the first time this has happened: in May, €15m worth of gak ended up at Aldi stores in Germany.

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