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Pure cocaine found in shipment to Swiss coffee plant
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06 May 2022 / international Print

Cocaine found in shipment to Swiss coffee plant

Swiss police seized 500kg of cocaine from a shipment of coffee that was sent to a Nespresso factory in the country, apparently from Brazil.

White powder was found by workers in sacks of coffee beans at the plant in Romont. Police later found more cocaine in five shipping containers, and believe the haul was likely destined for the European market.

The firm said no coffee capsules were contaminated by the drug.


"We want to reassure consumers that all our products are safe to consume," the coffee company said.

The seized cocaine was 80% pure and had an estimated street value of nearly €50 million.

"It's definitely a big seizure for the canton of Fribourg – one can say an extraordinary catch," said Marc Andrey, head of security for the region.

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