Thousands of coconuts filled with liquid cocaine were seized at Cartagena in Colombia. Authorities say the coconuts were en route to Italy before being discovered by an anti-drug unit of the Colombian national prosecutor’s office.
The special team found the coconuts hidden in 500 canvas bags on a container due to leave the Caribbean port of Cartagena for Genoa on Italy’s northwest coast.
“Upon inspection, it was established that the water in the tropical fruit had been exchanged for liquid cocaine,” noted the Colombian national prosecutor’s office.
The coconuts had to be sent to a laboratory to determine each coconut’s exact amount of cocaine. They are also investigating just how the liquid was placed into the coconuts and who was supposed to receive the load.