Cocaine with a market value of up to 50 million euros, has been found at a Coca-Cola factory in France. The drugs were stored in tanks marked orange juice concentrate, that arrived in a container from South America.
An investigation is underway in Signes, a city in southern France.
The seizure of 370 kg of cocaine makes it one of the largest seizures on French soil.
The prosecutor in Toulon, Xavier Tarabeux, said that the shipment "has a market value of 50 million euros" and described the shipment as "a very nasty surprise."
The employees of the Coca-Cola factory have been acquitted of involvement, as police try to identify the ringleaders.
"The first elements of the investigation have shown that employees in no way were involved," said Jean-Denis Malgras, the regional president of Coca-Cola, to the local newspaper Var-Matin.
In April 2015 French customs officers went into action when two men tried to sail a yacth with 250 kg cocaine to the UK. The SY Hygeia from Halsa was boarded by French customs officers off the coast of Martinique, where they found drugs worth millions onboard.
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