745kg of cocaine hidden in pineapples seized by Portuguese and Spanish police

745kg of cocaine hidden in pineapples seized by Portuguese and Spanish police

If we've learned anything at this point about prosecuting the war on drugs, it's that suppliers will get more and more creative to evade detection and keep up with inelastic demand. Gone are the days of simply taping it to their body and praying a pat down doesn't catch them. Well, at least that's what these smugglers tried to do.

A Colombian drug smuggling ring has been busted by Spanish and Portugese police, who seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples.

The drug was hidden inside pineapples that were transported from South America to the Iberian Peninsula, the statement said. The seizure, from shipping containers, was part of an ongoing investigation across both countries that started in April 2017, the Iberian police said.

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

Police records showed that two hydraulic presses, three packaging machines, and over €400,000 cash were among the things found in the raids.

In order to disguise the drugs as fruit, the smugglers packaged the cocaine in yellow wax that was then covered in hollowed out pineapple skins.

On that occasion, about 1,770 kg of cocaine, with a value of $140 million, was seized, of which 840 kg was found in sugar shipments from Brazil.

To be exact, 1,600 pounds of white stuff was pulled from the delicious fruit. What the hell did they do with all the insides of those pineapples?

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