Aldi receives delivery of £11m of cocaine

editorial image
Share this article
7
Have your say

ALDI has received a delivery of cocaine worth £11 million after boxes of fruit containing the haul were accidentally sent to a number of supermarkets.

Large quantities of the drug were delivered in error to 13 branches of the supermarket in Berlin.

Police have described the delivery as a ‘logistical mistake’.

Packets of the drug were found concealed in boxes of bananas that arrived at the port of Hamburg and were then sent onto the grocery stores.

Amazingly, it’s not the first time that Aldi has received a shipment of drugs.

In January this year, £5 million worth of cocaine was delivered to the same stores in Berlin, with staff uncovering the unusual delivery wrapped up between bananas, according to the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper.

And last October, police in Munich seized 727lbs of heroin hidden in a truck delivering cucumbers and garlic from Iran.

American parcel firm FedEx uncovered a drug-smuggling operation in 2014 after examining a damaged package in Washington, which turned out to be part of an effort to ship illegal painkillers around the USA.