By Nancy Todd Comments by: The Blog Dog
The Scoopettes bring you our favorite posts of 2011. With over 390 posts and counting, The Spain Scoop selected these posts with a Scoopometer rating of 10.
You wander into a fruit, veggie store in Spain. It could be your small, friendly vendor, a grocery store, or one of the wonderful mercados with the fish and chicken ladies. You buy bananas for 80 cents, take them home and make a smoothie. You notice that you are having an unusually happy day. Whoops. Your bananas were filled with cocaine.
Shipping cocaine in Spain via plastic bananas is one of the latest business strategies coming out of Ecuador. 162 kilos of contraband was tucked in among thousands of real bananas and found their way to the large grocery store chain, Lidl. The typically grumpy Lidl employees are usually found standing around yammering about their tan lines. Did anyone find the employees recently smiley, helpful and frantically multitasking? This chain store has purportedly destroyed recent shipments of bananas. Maybe you were there early and lucked out.
Drug smugglers missed their boat and slipped up on their own bananas when it came into port of Algeciras. Three dealers were arrested in Madrid on January 14, 2011 and the 4th in Benalmadena. Bad day at the office for the banana smugglers. Last year, cocaine banana dealers were also arrested. Caught two years in a row with your hands on your bananas? Ok, guys, mangoes or papayas?Comments by The Blog Dog: “Unfortunately, I don’t do bananas.”