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Germany: Over 300kg of cocaine seized in Berlin's biggest ever drug bust01:20

Germany: Over 300kg of cocaine seized in Berlin's biggest ever drug bust

Germany, Berlin
May 4, 2015 at 10:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Berlin police achieved their largest ever drug bust on Monday after an employee at a branch of Aldi supermarkets found a large amount of cocaine hidden in boxes of bananas. Subsequent searches in several Aldi stores in the city uncovered a total of 380 kilograms (837 lbs) of cocaine. The seizure, with an estimated street value of €15 million ($13.4 million), is the German capital's biggest drugs bust since the creation of the German drug investigation department in 1987.

The cocaine was collected from 13 Aldi stores across Berlin and Brandenburg by supermarket employees whilst unpacking boxes of bananas.

The discovery is the second such seizure in Berlin with Aldi banana boxes being used as hiding spots for drugs, the first taking place in January 2014.

Germany: Over 300kg of cocaine seized in Berlin's biggest ever drug bust01:20
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Berlin police achieved their largest ever drug bust on Monday after an employee at a branch of Aldi supermarkets found a large amount of cocaine hidden in boxes of bananas. Subsequent searches in several Aldi stores in the city uncovered a total of 380 kilograms (837 lbs) of cocaine. The seizure, with an estimated street value of €15 million ($13.4 million), is the German capital's biggest drugs bust since the creation of the German drug investigation department in 1987.

The cocaine was collected from 13 Aldi stores across Berlin and Brandenburg by supermarket employees whilst unpacking boxes of bananas.

The discovery is the second such seizure in Berlin with Aldi banana boxes being used as hiding spots for drugs, the first taking place in January 2014.