By: Savannah Smith | 09-23-2018 | News
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Texas - $18 Million Worth of Cocaine Found Disguised As Bananas

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The Scott Unit near Freeport in Houston, Texas was offered several free pallets of bananas as a donation. Of course, who would say no to such an innocent yet appealing offering as bananas galore?

Two sergeants went to the port to pick up the popular fruit, but to their shock, the bananas there did not prove to be the typical, “innocent” variety. The sergeants instead found cocaine inside.

The bigger shocker was the discovery that a total of $18 million dollars worth of cocaine was found disguised as bananas in the port.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">2 sergeants from the Scott Unit alerted Customs when they found a white powder in a donated box of bananas in Freeport this morning.<br><br>The substance was tested. Cocaine! 540 bundles, $17,820,000 worth, were on the shipment!<br><br>The DEA and Customs are continuing their investigation. <a href="https://t.co/O3yRpZBClN">pic.twitter.com/O3yRpZBClN</a></p>&mdash; TDCJ (@TDCJ) <a href="https://twitter.com/TDCJ/status/1043259768574488576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jeremy Desel said the discovery was made when one of the sergeants noticed one of the boxes didn’t seem “quite right.” Desel added that the sergeant “looked a little further, removed that box off one of the pallets, looked inside and saw something extraordinarily suspicious.”

Their suspicions were confirmed when the officers found that inside 45 boxes under all the bunches of bananas was 450 kilos of cocaine.

The drugs were quickly seized by the authorities.

Desel said that the discovery was a pretty significant find. Now, several entities are investigating the matter.

Desel also stressed that their correctional officers are trained “to notice things out of place that don’t seem quite right.” He added: “And they’re doing their jobs not just on our units but somewhere else and they found something good today.”

The sergeants who made the drug discovery also received praises from social media users who said they did an awesome job.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hope there is a big bonus for the two TDCJ employees, that a lot of drugs off the streets.</p>&mdash; Andy Potter (@aepotter) <a href="https://twitter.com/aepotter/status/1043625234073636865?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Awesome job guys.</p>&mdash; CINDY TAKACS 13 (@be9b083ab04944d) <a href="https://twitter.com/be9b083ab04944d/status/1043723364462997505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a find, I&#39;m glad it was found before inmates found it</p>&mdash; Claudia Loera (@ClaudiaLoera13) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClaudiaLoera13/status/1043324851967152130?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Illegal drugs hidden in bananas may seem strange but the incident was not the first time DEA agents have seen drugs smuggled in such odd ways.

The department has previously reported heroin hidden in a car axle, meth in re-sealed ice tea cans and meth attached to functioning car rims.

Source:

https://local21news.com/news/offbeat/14000-pounds-of-cocaine-found-disguised-as-bananas-in-texas

Twitter: #MAGA #KAG #Texas #CocaineHiddenInBananas #DrugSmuggling #18MDollarsOfCocaineSiezedInTexas

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Anonymous No. 37894 2018-09-24 : 19:31

Dang, I was wondering why my banana scented marching powder order was taking so long to arrive. I better file a dispute with Paypal so I can get my $$ back.

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