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Texas prison is delivered 18 million in cocaine disguised as bananas
- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice received a delivery of 45 boxes of bananas on Friday.
- The boxes actually held 40 packages of cocaine worth .8 million.
- Federal officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Customs and Border Protection are investigating the incident.
A Texas prison that thought it had received 45 boxes of donated bananas was shocked to learn that the fruit was actually bundles of cocaine worth nearly million.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a that the supposed bananas came from the Ports of America in Freeport, Texas, on Friday and were being donated because they were already ripe.
But when officials opened one of the cases that "felt different" from the others, they found 540 packages of cocaine worth .8 million.
TDCJ said in a statement: "They snipped the straps, pulled free the box, and opened it up. Inside, under a bundle of bananas, he found another bundle! Inside that? What appeared to be a white powdery substance."
The TDCJ officials called US customs officials after the packages were found.
"Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas. And sometimes, it gives you something you'd never expect," the TDCJ joked in its Facebook post about the incident.
Federal officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Customs and Border Protection are investigating.
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