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Coke at Aldi
« on: Wednesday, 08 January, 2014 @ 19:03:28 »
Aldi supermarkets in Berlin had an unusual special offer this week. While customers perused the electric blankets, lightbulbs and frying pans on Monday, staff were surprised to discover about 140kg of cocaine hidden in just-delivered banana crates.

“We think that it was intended for export as 140 kilos in one go is too much for the Berlin market,” an unnamed criminal investigator told Berlin’s BZ tabloid.

Police have launched an investigation and said they were working under the assumption that the bananas, which arrived on a ship from Colombia to Hamburg, were misdirected from their intended destination.

Instead, the 1,150 crates were shipped first to Berlin’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market and then on to the Aldi supermarkets.

“You usually only find such a large quantity of drugs at an international port,” said a police spokesman of the find at a press conference yesterday.

“Now somebody somewhere has a big problem.”