Texas prison guards find nearly $18M worth of cocaine in donated bananas
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Authorities found nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden in several boxes of bananas headed for Texas prisons.

via KIAH:

FREEPORT, Texas -- (KIAH) -- Authorities found nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden in several boxes of bananas headed for Texas prisons, officials announced Friday.

Two Texas Department of Criminal Justice sergeants made the massive bust after the Ports of America in Freeport donated the unclaimed pallet of “fruit” to the Texas prison system, according to the Houston Chronicle.

While loading the cargo, one of the sergeants noticed that a box felt different. When they opened it up, they found white powder in green plastic bags.

The DEA and Customs continue to investigate; it was not immediately clear who the sender or original intended recipient was.

FULL STORY: Texas prison guards find nearly $18M worth of cocaine in donated bananas - KIAH

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