Authorities seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine – valued at over $50 million – that was discovered in shipments of coffee bean bags delivered to a Nespresso plant in Switzerland.
The cantonal police were called to the company's factory in Romont on Monday after employees discovered "an undetermined white substance while unloading bags of freshly delivered coffee beans."ILLICIT COVID-19 DRUGS BOUND FOR MEXICO SEIZED BY US AUTHORITIESPolice say the employees were unloading bags that had just arrived off of five shipping containers from Brazil.
Officers immediately responded to the factory to analyze the powder, which turned out to be 80% pure cocaine. "The search of the five sea containers delivered on the day in question by train led to the discovery and seizure of more than 500 kg of this drug," police said.