Second huge Berlin cocaine stash found in Aldi bananas

Boxes for the transport of bananas used for drug smuggling at the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Berlin on May 4, 2015 (AFP Photo/Soeren Stache)

Berlin (AFP) - More than 15 million euros worth of cocaine turned up Monday in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin, police said.

It is the second time in less than four months that a huge haul of the drug has turned up in boxes of bananas at the discount chain's stores in the German capital.

Staff working at 14 of its supermarkets found the latest stashes of narcotics on Monday tucked inside fruit deliveries from Colombia, which police believe ended up at the stores by accident.

"Apparently there was a logistical mistake somewhere along the line," police spokesman Stefan Redlich told AFP, adding that investigators were now trying to determine their intended destination.

He said the 386-kilo shipment was the biggest single cocaine find in the history of the German capital.

In January 2014, Aldi workers discovered 140 kilos (310 pounds) of the drug worth around six million euros ($6.7 million) also hidden in crates of bananas.