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Fri May 6, 2022, 06:28 AM

Over 500 kg cocaine found in coffee delivery to Nespresso

The best part of waking up....
https://www.reuters.com/business/over-500-kg-cocaine-found-coffee-delivery-nespresso-2022-05-05/?taid=62745e01b2a94c00017de58c&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitterm

"Over 500 kg (1,102 lb) of cocaine estimated to be worth more than 50 million Swiss francs ($50.65 million) have been found in a container of coffee bean bags for Nestle's†(NESN.S)†Nespresso factory in Romont in western Switzerland, the cantonal police said on Thursday.

Police were informed on Monday night by Nespresso that staff had found an undefined white substance while unloading bags of coffee beans that had just arrived from Brazil, the police said in a statement. Analyses showed the substance was cocaine. "The substance in question did not come into contact with any of our products or production equipment used to make our products," Nespresso said in an emailed statement.

"As a police investigation is underway, we cannot share more details. We want to reassure consumers that all our products are safe to consume," the maker of single-serve coffee capsules said.

($1 = 0.9871 Swiss francs)"

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Reply Over 500 kg cocaine found in coffee delivery to Nespresso (Original post)
Tanuki May 6 OP
mahatmakanejeeves May 6 #1
Tanuki May 6 #4
LiberatedUSA May 6 #2
hlthe2b May 6 #3
Johnny2X2X May 6 #5

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2022, 07:04 AM

1. I had to read the title twice. Say, that's a lot. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Fri May 6, 2022, 08:12 AM

4. Yes, more than half a ton!

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2022, 07:14 AM

2. Coffee beans.

Does that really throw the scent off the dogs or is that just a made-up movie/tv idea? First time I saw the concept was as a kid watching Beverly Hills Cop.

Iím guessing the concept is bogus, since the drugs were found.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #2)

Fri May 6, 2022, 07:20 AM

3. It can throw them off but "drug-sniffing" dogs are trained to differentiate. They only get rewarded

during training when they respond accurately to the cocaine.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2022, 08:16 AM

5. Cocaine should not be illegal

If it were legal and regulated, it would be safer, and there wouldn't be these ridiculous smuggling operations.

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