London: Workers at a Coca Cola factory in France have found 370 kg of cocaine in a shipping container, the media reported. The drugs, found in Signes, have a market value of around 50 million euros, according to prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux, The Independent reported on Wednesday.
The drug, hidden in bags among a delivery of orange juice concentrate, arrived in a container from South America, BBC reported.
The seizure of 370kg of cocaine makes it one of the largest finds on French soil.
Employees at the Coca-Cola plant have been ruled out of any involvement as investigators attempt to trace the origin 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.
An investigation is under way in Signes.