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More than 500kg of cocaine was found in coffee deliveries for Nespresso By Reuters

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© Reuters. PHOTO FILE: Nespresso coffee factory, part of food giant Nestle, pictured in Romon, Switzerland, August 30, 2016. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse

ZURICH (Reuters) – More than 500 kg (1,102 pounds) of cocaine, valued at more than 50 million Swiss francs ($ 50.65 million), were found in a container with packages of coffee beans for the Nestle Nespresso factory in Renont in western Switzerland. , cantonal. police said Thursday.

On Monday night, Nespresso told police that officers found an undefined white substance while unloading packages of coffee beans that had just arrived from Brazil, a police statement said. Analyzes showed that the substance was cocaine. “The substance in question has not come into contact with any of our products or the production equipment used to produce our products,” Nespresso said in an e-mail.

“As a police investigation is underway, we can not report in more detail. We want to assure consumers that all our products are safe to consume,” said the manufacturer of disposable coffee capsules.

(1 dollar = 0.9871 Swiss francs)

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