Police seize nearly a TON of cocaine with £76million street value hidden in ...

Forbidden fruit! Police seize nearly a TON of cocaine with £76million street value hidden in shipment of bananas at Southampton port Border officers find drugs inside a shipment of bananas during an inspection  The cocaine haul was suspected to have been placed in the cargo in Colombia  Home Secretary says that the find was drugs smuggling on an industrial scale

By Joseph Laws For Mailonline

Published: 19:23 GMT, 22 January 2021 | Updated: 19:23 GMT, 22 January 2021

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Cocaine with a street value of £76 million has been seized after being found in a shipment of bananas at Southampton.

The class A drugs were discovered by border officers within a shipping container onboard a ship during a routine inspection.

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The cocaine, which weighed a total of 946 kilograms, was suspected to have been placed in the cargo in Colombia and was bound for Antwerp in Belgium.

The class A drugs were discovered by border officers within a shipping container onboard a ship during a routine inspection

The class A drugs were discovered by border officers within a shipping container onboard a ship during a routine inspection

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: 'This was drug smuggling on an industrial scale so I'm delighted that Border Force officers have prevented such a large quantity of dangerous goods from reaching our streets.

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