French Coca-Cola Workers Find Huge Amount Of Cocaine In Orange Juice Shipment

Coca-Cola factory workers in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice Tuesday only to find a 815 pounds of cocaine instead.

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Multiple news outlets reported Wednesday that Coca-Cola factory workers in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice Tuesday only to find a massive shipment of cocaine instead.

BBC News said 815 pounds of the drug was hidden in bags among a delivery of orange juice concentrate in a container shipped from South America. With a reported street value $55.7 million, it was one of the largest cocaine finds on French soil.

The factory is in the town of Signes near the Mediterranean coast. It produces concentrates for various Coca-Cola drinks. A Coca-Cola France spokesman said employees immediately notified police and that an investigation is underway. BBC said employees at the factory have been ruled out of any involvement.

The Associated Press noted that Coca leaves were reportedly used in the original Coca-Cola drink in the 19th century, but that the company says cocaine has never been an "added ingredient" in its secret recipe.

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