Mail Fail: Drug Dealers Accidentally Ship $8M Worth of Cocaine to German Supermarkets


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Daniel Naupold / dpa / AP

A masked poliman stands next to banana crates with confiscated drugs in the police headquarters in Berlin, Tuesday Jan.7, 2014.

Drug dealers are great at lots of things — scaring people, breaking the law — but apparently their talents fall short when it comes to more simple tasks like addressing packages.

This could explain why German supermarket workers found an unexpected surprise in seemingly ordinary banana crates Monday.

The crates, which came from Colombia, arrived at five supermarkets in the Berlin area and contained 309 pounds of cocaine, according to the Associated Press.

German authorities confiscated the contraband and said Tuesday that smugglers likely made a “logistical mistake.” The drugs had an estimated street value of $8.2 million.