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Marijuana, mushrooms found in shipping container

Drugs found and seized by police in a shipping container.

Drugs found and seized by police in a shipping container.

Over $330,000 drugs were seized in a barrel at a shipping company, after drugs were found in food supplies. 

The drugs, which included high-grade marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms, were hidden in boxes of cornflakes, tins of coffee, Pringles cans, Nesquik, and even Kraft Cheese. 

According to police reports, at 10 am on July 29, Cpl Stevenson of the Northern Division’s Gang Unit, in collaboration with other agencies, proceeded to a shipping company located along Sadhoo Road Ext., El Soccorro. 

They met with officials at the company and a search of a shipment barrel, which had been declared as containing food and clothing items, was conducted. Inside the food items, police found and seized the drugs. 

The marijuana, Loop News was told weighed a cumulative total of 1.4 kilogrammes, and had a street value of $314,622. 

The ‘magic’ mushrooms weighed a total of 31.5 grammes, and had a street value of $18,900. 

Two persons, a 29-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, have been detained in connection with the find. Cpl Stevenson is continuing enquiries.

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