Swiss police seize more than 500 kg of cocaine in Nestle’s raw materials
Swiss police said on the 5th that police seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in coffee beans received at a factory owned by Nestle.
The factory, located in the small town of Romont in the canton of Fribourg in western Switzerland, produces capsule coffee. According to Agence France-Presse, workers found an unknown white powder in the coffee beans sent to the factory, which called the police on the 2nd. After analyzing the ingredients, the police confirmed that the suspected powder was cocaine, and immediately checked the same batch of 5 containers that arrived at the factory by rail, and seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine.
According to the police statement, the coffee beans containing the drugs have been stored separately, and the production environment of the factory has not been contaminated.
Preliminary investigations show that the origin of the batch of raw materials in question is Brazil. “It appears that the drugs are intended for the European market,” Swiss police said.
The factory involved stated that since the police investigation has not ended, the factory cannot disclose more details, but it guarantees that all its products are safe for consumption.