Tally me Banana?

Via the BBC:  Cocaine valued at £25m found in banana delivery

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £25m has been found hidden in a consignment of bananas from Colombia.

Scotland Yard said 150kg of the drug was found packed into plastic bananas following an "intelligence-led" operation.

Day-o, indeed.

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  1. Surreal American says:

    Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch!

  2. I suppose its better than finding tarantulas.

  3. ringhals says:

    Gives a whole new meaning to “Bananagrams”.

  4. Ron Beasley says:

    @Doug Mataconis: Yes, my father owned a grocery store when I was growing up and tarantulas in banana shipments was a real problem.

  5. Dave D says:

    @Doug Mataconis: Even better than scorpions.

  6. roger says:

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ drug lords.