Bananas conceal massive cocaine find in Danish store

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Staff at a Danish supermarket found a massive stash of 100kg of cocaine in what was meant to be a shipment of bananas from Colombia, the second haul in a week, their employer said on Wednesday.

Danish police said they were inquiring into the discovery of a "large amount of powder in a batch of bananas delivered to the Coop in Brondby," adding that analyses were needed to prove that it was cocaine.

Coop supermarkets spokesman Jens Juul Nielsen told the Jyllands-Posten daily that there was little doubt about the nature of the powder, as 80kg of cocaine had already been found the week before in Aarhus.

"Like last week we have alerted our supplier in Colombia on this matter," Mr Nielsen said.

"He was a bit perplexed about how this could have happened and he is working on tightening controls," the spokesman said as quoted on the paper's website.

He also told DR public television that there was no danger for purchasers of bananas as both the fruit and the cocaine were "very well wrapped."

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