Now, if you know about Coca Cola’s history, you know it didn’t start out as a simple soft drink. It started out using coca leaves for its production, hence the name. In an instance of irony, over $50 million worth of coke was found at a Coca Cola factory in southern France yesterday. According to PIX 11:
Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.
The Coca-Cola factory in the town of Signes, near the Mediterranean coast, produces concentrates for various drinks. A spokesman for Coca-Cola France says employees immediately notified police and judicial authorities have opened an investigation.
Sacks containing 370 kilograms (815 pounds) of cocaine were hidden in a shipping container holding orange juice from Costa Rica, the spokesman said. The Marseille prosecutor’s office said Wednesday it opened an investigation into trafficking and importing illegal drugs.