Spain: Two Men Arrested After Cocaine Discovered in Fake Bananas

Officers of the Spanish Civil Guard have reportedly arrested two men in suspicion of transferring large quantities of cocaine powder stashed inside artificial ‘bananas’, according to AP.

The police bust took place in the coastal cities of Valencia and Malaga: Spanish police officers made the arrests on Sunday after a 4-month investigation leading to the discovery of the illegal drugs hidden in a shipment of bananas.

Among real bananas, they found 57 fake bananas made of hardened gum that were packed to their full capacity with 7 kgs (15.4 lbs) of cocaine.

Another 10 kg (22 pounds) of cocaine were hidden inside the side flaps of the cardboard boxes that carried the fruit themselves. The two men charged with trafficking drugs are Spanish, reportedly are members of a criminal organization. Police say they are also investigating a third man, who is Italian.