| 5 December 2023, Tuesday |

Czech police seize 646 kilograms of cocaine in banana shipment

Czech police have seized 646 kilograms (1,424.19 lb) of cocaine hidden among bananas heading for a local supermarket, news website reported on Sunday.

The drug, found in boxes that arrived from Ecuador, is estimated to be worth 2 billion Czech crowns ($91.17 million), which makes it one of the largest shipments discovered by police in the Czech Republic, said.

A spokesperson for the police anti-drug department was not immediately available for comment.

  • Reuters