Written By: Anoa Bayete (@kioshadaatlien) for Doxygen Media
Imagine you work at a local supermarket. Let’s say Aldi. You arrive to work and begin unloading the shipments, nothing too out of the ordinary. That is… until you get to the bananas, and you discover something that doesn’t quite belong. Let’s say… you stumble across a bit of Columbian Bam Bam!!! Cocaine that is. Now… imagine that this really happened.
According to news site, The Local, roughly 400 kilograms of cocaine were hidden and shipped to Aldi Supermarkets in and around the Berlin, Germany area. Police spokesman Stefan Redlich, called the error a “logical mistake.”
Agence France- Presse reported
German police initially valued the haul at close to $17 million, but they may have lowballed it. An updated statement said the drugs had a high degree of purity and a street price of nearly $44 million.
Germany’s Deutsche Welle reported, The shipments are presumed to have traveled a well-known drug smuggling route from Columbia to Europe. Investigators were reportedly still searching through Aldi’s banana supply for other illicit imports.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time that Aldi stores in Germany have received cocaine with their banana shipments. The Local reported, German Police found 140 kilos of the narcotic in these supermarkets in January 2014, in what was hailed as the second- largest bust in Berlin in 35 years.
Just another day at the job.