‘Cocaine bananas’ shipped to grocery stores in botched operation

A botched drug-trafficking operation resulted in banana shipments stashed with cocaine being accidentally sent to Canadian grocery stores, authorities said.

Police in Kelowna said Tuesday that 21 kilograms (46 pounds) of cocaine was shipped from Colombia as part of the failed drug deal, Global News reported.

“Our investigation leads us to believe these illicit drugs were not meant to end up in the Central Okanagan, and arrived here in the Okanagan Valley as a result of a missed pickup at some point along the way,” said Jeff Carroll, an officer with the Kelowna Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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