France: Cocaine ‘worth €50m’ discovered at Coca-Cola plant

France: Cocaine ‘worth €50m’ discovered at Coca-Cola plant


Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros (£42m) has been discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in France.

An investigation is under way a hamlet in southern France.

The seizure of 370kg of cocaine makes it among the greatest discovers on French land.

The prosecutor of Toulon, Xavier Tarabeux, said the delivery “has a street value of 50 million euros” and referred to it as “a very bad surprise”.

Workers at the Coca Cola plant happen to be ruled out of any participation as researchers try to track the source of the drug.

“The first elements of the investigation have shown that employees are in no way involved,” Jean-Denis Malgras, the regional president of Coca-Cola, told local news website Var-Matin.

In April 2015, French customs officers assisted in the arrest of two men caught attempting to sail a yacht loaded to the united kingdom.

French authorities boarded the SY Hygeia of Halsa off Martinique and discovered to be carrying the drug.