Two guards with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice found nearly 18-million dollars’ worth of cocaine stashed inside dozens of boxes of donated bananas.
The guards from the Scott Unit in Angleton were picking up the shipment from the Ports of America in Freeport.
The bundles of drugs - 540 kilos - were hidden under layers of bananas. US Customs officials helped to identify the substance as cocaine.
Port officials offered the 45 cases of fruit to the TDCJ because no one had claimed them, and the bananas were getting ripe.