Fruit wholesaler staff find 700 kilos of cocaine in banana boxes

Workers at a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Uitgeest have found 700 kilos of what is thought to be cocaine hidden in a number of boxes of bananas.

They alerted the police who placed armed guards outside the company while the drug was being removed, the Telegraaf reported.

The haul is the second major cocaine find to be made public this month. On July 6, officials found 1,125 kilos of cocaine hidden among a consignment of frozen fish from Ecuador.

This weekend, seven people from the Netherlands, Albania and the US were arrested in connection with that find.

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