Thursday, August 22, 2019

45 Kilos of Cocaine Found in Banana Boxes in Washington State Safeway Stores

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Kilos of cocaine found in banana boxes at 3 Washington Safeway stores:
Cocaine valued at more than $1 million was found inside shipments of bananas at three Safeway stores in Western Washington.

The King County Sheriff's Office recovered 22 kilos, nearly 50 pounds, of cocaine at a Safeway in Woodinville. The drugs were valued at roughly $550,000. 

“That’s huge, we don’t see that very often," said King County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbott.

Similar shipments of cocaine were found in banana boxes at Safeway stores in Federal Way and Bellingham. 

Employees at the Bellingham Safeway were unpacking boxes on August 18 and found cocaine stacked at the bottom of the boxes. The workers immediately called police. 

The cocaine found in Bellingham weighed in at 23 kilos, or just over 50 pounds. The drugs are now in custody of Bellingham police. 

A police spokesperson said the Safeway distribution center is outside Washington state, but the same center distributes to 144 stores on the West Coast. It's unclear where the bananas were grown. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating all three discoveries.

Kalie Greenberg
@KalieG_KING5
 · 13h
 Bellingham Police confirm employees at the local @Safeway found roughly 50 pounds of cocaine inside a produce shipment (🍌🍌🍌) on Sunday.

Bellingham PD said police and the #DEA are investigating similar shipments to Safeways in #FederalWay and #Woodenville. @KING5Seattle

In #Woodinville @KingCoSheriff said roughly 50 pounds of cocaine were found inside a container of bananas 🍌 at the @Safeway totaling $550,000. @KING5Seattle

📸: @kingcosoPIO


25 comments:

  1. To get a clear estimate of how narcotics distribution operate globally is a joke for law enforcement.
    Every means of transportation is considered to get product across.

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  2. I am not in the game but I don't know if I would have turned this in. I'd fear the true owners coming to get me more than the Police, but this is like hitting the lottery without buying a ticket.

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    1. Yes the lottery indeed. Lol. Ain't no way in hell I'd turn this in. Maybe turn in it to my buddy to get rid of and split half the profit with me. Lol

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  3. CDS or Chapo Isidros..they are the plugs up here and in Vancouver.

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    1. These Mexican nationals have plugs everywhere.

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    2. @El GR
      Did you see this ?
      Legal MJ businesses getting hit; Up the Security !

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/23/marijuana-legal-seattle-robberies-heist-227628

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    3. Yes....it's been a problem from day 1. We use heavy surveillance, and I pay for security during business hours, and during nightly count. Since it's all cash we use drop safes and erratic pick up times. Product is locked in a vault type room at night. It costs me about 12% of my gross on security. It's steep, but it's the cost of doing business, and beats punching a time clock. The business is changing. I'm receiving offers to sell it o bigger companies, which I will do, as soon as I get enough to retire. I'm in a rural area with closest competition 24 miles away. The only problems I have is bad ID's, and illegal growers trying to sell me black market product. Which I will never do.

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  4. Isn’t that area deep with michoacanos?

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    1. There are...but any busts deemed cartel related are always linked to CDS. May be just the cops just saying that, but they've busted several good sized "rings", and they've been all CDS affiliated.

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    2. Yes sir many of those in the Pacific Northwest

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  5. Dam imagine finding those like winning the lotto

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  6. Could also be CJNG and dont forget the Gulf cartel there helicopters where seized in washington suspected of flying cocaine into British Columbia in early 2000s

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  7. Could also be CJNG and dont forget the Gulf cartel there helicopters where seized in washington suspected of flying cocaine into British Columbia in early 2000s

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  8. Man, i wonder if those workers grabbed a key or 2 before they called the police


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    1. I would have bought a cpl cases of those bananas with my store discount if I worked there.

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  9. CDS owns the Pacific NorthWest corridor. They operate heavily out of pasco wa and Vancouver. Facts!!

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    1. Fist stop Yakima, then to Kent, Centralia, on down. Facts

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    2. Exactly...the dealers here don't even hide it. When they get busted they always are found to be CDS affiliated.

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  10. Jackpot! Just keep 2 for personal!

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  11. Shipping and Receiving lost track of the logistics,
    hide away Sol, esto lo va a pagar el mas pendejo.

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  12. Cartel Arellano Felix merca

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  13. Helicopter boys just got busted again on British Columbian washington border Smells like cartel

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    1. Less remember Justin Trudeau's mom took a staycation with Mick Jagger when the Rollinstons were real famous, then prime Minister Pierre trodo had to get divorced from her. Drugs were real famous in Canada since Don Joseph Bananas appropriated the turf for his Mob, (NY was growing too small) then he colonized Arizona until his death from natural causes. Arizona stayed colonized, even under racist sheriff and their pink bologna and panties.

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    2. Was cartel...Mexican Nationals among those arrested, US dollars, Canadian Dollars, and Mexican Pesos seized.

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