Over 700 kilos of Cocaine has been found packed within pineapples

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

Nine gang members have been arrested after police seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine disguised in fresh pineapples, Business Insider reports.

Along with the seizure and arrests, police also dismantled a laboratory where the drug was cut with additives.

The cocaine bundles were found dipped in yellow wax then packaged inside the hollowed skins of the spiny fruit.

Screenshot of seized pineapples (Policia Nacional, Youtube) According to the BBC, the Spanish and Portuguese authorities had been collaborating on an investigation since April 2017. The cocaine was being transported from storage facilities in Barcelona to these labs every 15-20 days.

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The pineapple shipment had arrived in Lisbon with an intended delivery address in Spain, police said. Organizations in both Central/South America and North Africa transport their products by sea to the Iberian peninsula before taking them on land the rest of the way. The authorities also seized two hydraulic presses, three packaging machines, and €400,000 (US$490,000).

"This organized global group had repeatedly brought large quantities of cocaine to the European continent", Portuguese investigators told Reuters in a statement.

Incredibly, this isn't the first time pineapples have been used to smuggle some blow across the Spanish border.

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