Heroin found amongst bananas distributed for sale in Lidl stores in Madrid
Police have recovered 25 kilos of the drug
Some 2 million € worth of heroin have been recovered by National Police in Madrid after the packages were delivered by error to the Spanish capital’s central wholesale market, Mercamadrid, amongst the cargo of bananas which the drugs gang had used to smuggle them into the country.
The alarm was raised on Saturday morning when staff at Lidl supermarkets unpacked the boxes of bananas which had been distributed from Mercamadrid to the company’s stores in the city, and discovered one-kilo packages of heroin hidden beneath the fruit.
El Mundo said 25 packets of heroin were recovered by police.
By m.p. - Jan 3, 2010 - 10:22 AM