Some 20,000 coconuts filled with liquid cocaine were found by authorities in Colombia inside a shipment bound for Italy. The shipment was found through a coordinated investigation by the Attorney General’s Office’s Specialized Directorate against Drug Trafficking and the National Police’s Anti-Narcotics Directorate. The shipment was to leave the port of Cartagena in Bolívar for Genoa, Italy.
Officials said 504 canvas bags containing 19,780 export-type coconuts were found containing liquid cocaine. The coconuts were sent to a specialized laboratory to establish the exact quantity of the drug that was injected into the coconuts.
The Prosecutor’s office said investigations were underway to determine the persons responsible as well as the location where the coconuts were loaded.