Banana shipment contained nearly $18 MILLION in cocaine, authorities say

Authorities have almost $18 million worth of cocaine under bundles of bananas on a Friday in Texas.

(Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Justice in Texas got more than they expected Friday, when a local port is donated 45 boxes of unclaimed bananas.

Among the vegetables, the boxes contained nearly $18 million in cocaine, the officials said.

Two pallets of bananas were donated to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), a statement from the ministry said.

The Ports of America in Freeport, 60 miles south of Houston, offered the fruit to the authorities, because no one claimed them, Houston’s KHOU-TV reported.

The bananas were donated because of the ripe, the TDCJ said, but two sergeants discovered “something not right” with the boxes.

When they opened one of the Dole boxes labeled “certified organic bananas,” they found bundles of a white powdery substance under the vegetables, the officials said. The substance tested positive for cocaine.

All told, officials discovered 540 packages of cocaine with a value of almost $18 million, according to the TDCJ.

The staff of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U. S. Customs and Border Protection to investigate.

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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