Police arrest nine after finding 745 kilos of cocaine in fresh pineapples

The cocaine was covered in yellow wax to imitate the fruit

The cocaine was covered in yellow wax to imitate the fruit

Drug smugglers can get pretty creative when it comes to sneaking their products into countries.

According to News 24, The Iberian police forces arrested nine members of an global smuggling ring that transported the drug from South America. Along with the pineapple discovery, authorities also dismantled a lab where the cocaine was being cut with additives. The authorities also seized two hydraulic presses, three packaging machines, and €400,000 (US$490,000).

Don't think these smugglers just tossed some baggies into some hollowed out pineapples either.

The gang members, led by two Colombian brothers, had laboratories in the municipalities of Pinto and Nuevo Baztan near the Spanish capital.

The drug was packed in cylinders, covered in yellow wax to look like fruit, then covered by previously emptied out pineapple skins, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry.

Police say the gang stored their cocaine in Terrasa, Barcelona, before transporting it to their Madrid laboratories every 15-20 days.

This weird shipping method has been used before by drug smugglers.

Police in Europe say a recent shipment of nature's candy turned out to be nose candy - lots of it.

To be exact, 1,600 pounds of white stuff was pulled from the delicious fruit. No word if these were all committed by the same gang, but it does pose a another question.

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