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The officials of the state of Washington, has opened an investigation after employees at three Safeway stores, reported finding more than $1 million worth of cocaine that was hidden in boxes of bananas.
The contraband was held for the first time at a Safeway in Woodinville, about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, on Sunday, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
The first is the opening of a box of bananas and found 22 pounds of cocaine – the equivalent of more than $550,000, according to the researchers.
Staff members at several Safeway stores in western Washington, told authorities they found the cocaine in a banana box items.
King County Sheriff’s Office)
Later in the day, employees at a Safeway in Bellingham – in the northwest corner of Washington state, near the Canadian border and about 23 pounds of cocaine, whereas the unloading of a banana shipments, Q13 Fox reported.
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The additional cocaine, it turned into a banana shipments to the Federal Way Safeway, but the total amount remains unclear.
The source of cocaine, has remained a mystery.
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“We know it was being shipped from a central warehouse, but we don’t know where it comes from, so this is a work in progress,” said Sgt. Ryan Abbott, from the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), it was the handling of the investigation, he added.