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5 May, 2022 22:12

Swiss cops seize half-ton of cocaine from espresso factory

Nespresso employees found an unsuspected illicit bounty
Swiss cops seize half-ton of cocaine from espresso factory

More than 500kg of cocaine was discovered in a shipment of coffee beans at a Nespresso factory in Fribourg, Switzerland, local police revealed on Thursday.

A group of workers at the facility, located in the town of Romont, discovered the white powder packaged with bags of coffee beans freshly delivered from Brazil on Monday. Nearly two dozen customs officers were called in with local authorities to analyze the find, which reportedly is 80% pure and has a street value of over $50 million.

Police claim the drug did not come into contact with the actual coffee, insisting the unusual cargo was “isolated.” The investigation remains ongoing.