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HOUSTON: Authorities claim bananas donated to a prison in Texas turned out to have approximately $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the cartons.
According to Texas Department of Criminal Justice the drugs were found in two pallets of bananas that were donated possibly because they were already ripe. The donation arrived Friday, he posted on Facebook.
The department says sergeants who picked up the boxes found a bundle of a white powdery substance under the bananas. U.S. customs officials were called to the scene, and authorities say 540 packages of cocaine were found in 45 boxes of bananas.
The federal officials and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection say investigations are underway.