PINEAPPLES stuffed with 67 kilos (148lbs) of cocaine have been seized in a police raid on a wholesale market in Spain.
The fruits, believed to have a street value of almost €275,000 are believed to have been shipped from Costa Rica to Portugal by boat and then overland to the Spanish capital.
The National Police said each pineapple was perfectly hollowed out and stuffed with compact cylinder each containing 800-1,000 grammes cocaine. The fruits were coated with wax or yellow paraffin to conceal the smell and avoid detection.
Three people were arrested after the raid on the Madrid market and four in Barcelona.
7 detenidos en #Madrid y #Barcelona e incautados 67 kilos de #cocaína en el interior de #piñas 🍍🍍🍍 huecas. La fruta era rellenada con un cilindro compacto de droga recubierto con cera o parafina amarillenta pic.twitter.com/SjRoFORfie
— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 26, 2018