80kg cocaine found in supermarket

80kg cocaine found in boxes of bananas at superstore in France

Drugs found when staff opened boxes that were supposed to contain South American bananas

ALMOST 80kg of cocaine was found at a supermarket in Seine-Saint-Denis, hidden inside boxes that were supposed to contain bananas, police have said.

Bosses at a branch of Auchan in Epinay-sur-Seine called police after staff found the drugs when they opened the boxes yesterday morning.

The bananas came from South America, police said.

The latest seizure comes a matter of days after customs officials at Nice airport discovered 21kg of cocaine, with an estimated street value of €1.3million hidden inside luggage.

The stash was placed in a suitcase that had been fraudulently labelled with the name of a tourist travelling from the Dominican Republic

Last year, authorities in France seized a total of six tonnes of cocaine.

Photo: Steve Hopson

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