The Police Are Looking for a Good Supplier of Cocaine in a Texas Prison
FREEPORT, TEXAS – September 24, 2018
A curious incident occurred in the port of Texas when an unknown party donated 45 boxes of bananas to Scott Tye Prison, which sat undelivered at the port. It turned out the boxes contained not only bananas but almost $18 million worth of cocaine.
Two sergeants arrived at the port to load up the bananas Friday morning, only to realize one of the boxes felt different from the others.
They cut the straps on the boxes, opened them up, and discovered a white powdery substance hidden beneath the bananas.
U.S. Customs agents responded and confirmed it was cocaine. In all, they intercepted 540 packages of cocaine hidden in the two pallets of bananas. They estimated the drugs had a street value of $17,820,000.
Both the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are investigating.
"Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas," the Texas Department of Criminal Justice wrote on their Facebook page. "And sometimes, it gives you something you’d never expect!"
The customs service made it clear that the product was originally intended to go to the prison. As for donations in the form of bananas, verification is necessary. This applies to any product transported to any location controlled by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.