French Coca-Cola workers find huge cocaine stash in juice delivery
Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.
PARIS (Reuters) - Coca-Cola workers found a huge stash of cocaine when they opened a delivery of fruit juice concentrate from Costa Rica at their factory in southern France.
Local newspaper Var-Matin said the haul weighed 370 kg (815 pounds) with a potential street value of around 50 million euros ($56 million). Those figures could not be confirmed by Coca-Cola and the local prosecutor could not be reached for comment.
"You can well imagine the surprise," said a spokesman for Coca-Cola, adding that the workers alerted police and were ruled out as potential suspects.
The stash was hidden inside a container of juice that was opened on arrival at the factory in the town of Signes on Aug. 26.
(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by Andrew Roche)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Turkey orders detention of dozens of pilots in coup investigation: Anadolu
- Abe has chance to be Japan's longest-ruling PM after rule change
- PNG Supreme Court begins final hearing on asylum seeker resettlements
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesReuters
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!