A Tesco supermarket shelf stacker found over £1 million worth of white powder (most likely to be cocaine) while unpacking banana’s imported from South America.
Police are investigating the Tesco store in Wokingham, Berkshire, and say that they suspect the white powder to be cocaine.
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According to the Tesco website, the majority of their bananas are imported from farms across Costa Rica and then transported to “distribution centres” throughout the UK before being sent out to stores for retail.
Thames Valley Police said: “We were called on 22 July to Tesco at Finchampstead Road, Wokingham to reports of packages being found in a consignment of fruit. They are believed to be class A drugs. Officers are investigating.”
This isn’t an isolated incident. In one recent event, £11m worth of cocaine was accidentally delivered in boxes of fruit to 13 German branches of supermarket Aldi, and in 2013 the class A drugs were found again in bananas in a Danish store.
A Tesco spokeswoman has told reporters they are “helping police with their investigations.”