An accidental cocaine delivery to Aldi supermarkets

An accidental cocaine delivery to Aldi supermarkets

A cocaine parcel of a great size was sent from Colombia to Aldi supermarkets in Germany by accident. To 13 markets in Berlin, instead of boxes with bananas, were delivered boxes, in which a huge amount…

A cocaine parcel of a great size was sent from Colombia to Aldi supermarkets in Germany by accident.

To 13 markets in Berlin, instead of boxes with bananas, were delivered boxes, in which a huge amount of drugs for more than £11m worth was discovered.

The local police said that this ‘logical mistake’ happened after arriving at the port of Hamburg. Moreover, police said that it wasn’t the first time of such ‘misunderstanding’. In January the same confusion was caused after £5m of cocaine turned up in the same place.

Cocaine was detected wrapped up between bananas by the Aldi staff in Berlin when they started unpacking the boxes with fruits. So police said they are sure that drugs got into stores accidentally, since it’s rather common to make an attempts to hide such a ‘goods’ in a food shipments.

The biggest single drugs delivery for the last few decades was unexpectedly found by German police in October, when 727lbs of heroin had been detected in a truck from Iran, which was shipping marinate cucumbers and garlic.

Moreover, American delivery company FedEx discovered last year about continuing drug deals which were carried out with a help of FedEx services. The truth came to the surface when the staff inspected the broken packaging for damage.

One West Midlands gang had hidden heroine in packets of chili powder, but it was detected at Leeds Bradford airport.

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