Cocaine with a street value of up to €50 million (about £42 million) has been discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in Signes, France.
The drug was hidden in bags among a delivery of orange juice concentrate. These arrived in a container from South America. An investigation is currently under way in Signes, a village in the south of France.
‘A very bad surprise’
The seizure of 370kg of cocaine is one of the greatest finds on French soil. The prosecutor, Xavier Tarabeux said the delivery “has a street value of 50 million euros” and he referred to it as “a very bad surprise.”
Employees at the Coca-Cola plant have all been ruled out as suspects. This is because investigators are attempting to trace the origin of the drugs. “The first elements of the investigation have shown that employees are in no way involved,” Jean-Denis Malgras said. the regional president of Coca-Cola explained.