Cocaine Transport Device: Fake Bananas
2 Spanish men have been arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2017 2:54 PM CDT
In this image released by the Dutch Interior and Justice Ministry on Friday Oct. 12, 2012, showing a box of bananas in which was hidden large amounts of cocaine and displayed Thursday Oct. 11, 2012....   (AP Photo/Dutch Interior and Justice Ministry, HO)

(Newser) – Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas, the AP reports. Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real bananas, police found 57 fake bananas made of resin that were stuffed with 15.4 pounds of cocaine. Another 22 pounds of cocaine were hidden inside the flaps of the cardboard boxes that carried the fruit. The police bust took place in the coastal cities of Valencia and Malaga. The two men charged with trafficking drugs and belonging to a criminal organization are Spanish. Police say they are investigating a third man, who is Italian.

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