Police seize nearly 20,000 coconuts filled with liquid cocaine

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Police in Colombia announced they have seized nearly 20,000 coconuts filled with liquid cocaine that were heading for Europe.

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The Attorney General of Colombia said 19,780 coconuts inside 504 bags were found in a shipping container heading for Genoa, Italy. Per a press release from the Colombian government, “Upon inspection, it was established that the water in the tropical fruit had been exchanged for liquid cocaine,” The Independent reported.

The coconuts were sent to a specialized laboratory to establish how much cocaine was in the coconuts, as Colombian police investigate the people responsible, The Independent reported.

In 2019, police in Genoa, Italy, seized a cocaine shipment from Colombia worth more than $500 million dollars, CTV reported. In 2018, police in Madrid, Spain, found more than 140 pounds of cocaine hidden inside pineapples at a food market, The Independent reported.