Spanish and Portuguese Police Find Cocaine in Pineapples

The cocaine was hidden inside fresh pineapples

Police in Portugal and Spain recently seized over 1,600 pounds of cocaine hidden inside of fresh pineapples at the port of Lisbon.

A laboratory where the drug was cut with additives was also discovered and dismantled by the authorities.

Officials said the smugglers concealed the drugs in wax containers inside hollowed out pineapples.

The global operation was reportedly run by two Colombian brothers who had laboratories in the municipalities of Pinto and Nuevo Baztan near the Spanish capital.

The investigation continues in Portugal and Spain with the cooperation of the authorities in other countries. Apparently, the gang had the cocaine stored in Terrassa, Barcelona and transported it to Madrid laboratories every 15-20 days. Police reports indicate that two hydraulic presses, three packaging machines, and over 400,000 Euros in cash were also found during these raids. The Portuguese side of the investigation released a statement on the raid, saying "this organised global group had repeatedly brought large quantities of cocaine to the European continent".

This freaky shipping method has been used before by drug smugglers. Organizations in both Central/South America and North Africa transport their products by sea to the Iberian peninsula before taking them on land the rest of the way.

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