Cocaine stash worth £33 million found in shipment of onion rings 6 months ago

Cocaine stash worth £33 million found in shipment of onion rings

But what happened to the onion rings?

Cocaine with an enormous street value has been discovered in a lorry full of frozen onion rings that were bound for UK supermarkets.


Though it's doubtful that the cocaine was also set for the frozen aisle, this substantial find certainly makes the history books, reports the BBC.

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On Thursday evening, border control officials discovered the 418kg haul at the Channel Tunnel's UK inbound zone in Coquelles, France.

Totalling an astronomical £33m, not including the onion rings, the shipment was set for general sale here in the UK.

The lorry diver, 30-year-old Piotr Perzenowski from Poland, has been charged with smuggling Class A narcotics.

Perzenowski appeared at Folkestone Magistrates' Court on Saturday and will remain in custody until the 13 of December.


But the big question is, what happened to the onion rings?

Onion rings What happened to the onion rings?/Via Unsplash

In other foodie news, Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar was seen handcuffed in the supermarkets newest Christmas advert.


Cuthbert and Collin have been at war since M&S filed an intellectual property claim with the High Court earlier this year.

Aldi took the high road and asked for collaboration, tweeting: "Hey @marksandspencer can Colin and Cuthbert be besties? We're bringing back a limited edition Cuthbert and want to donate profits to cancer charities including your partners @macmillancancer & ours @teenagecancer. Let's raise money for charity, not lawyers #caterpillarsforcancer."

M&S tweeted in response: "Hey @AldiUK we love a charity idea (Colin's been a BIG fundraiser for years). We just want you to use your own character.

"How about #kevinthecarrotcake ? That idea's on us… and we promise we won't do Keith."

Naturally, Aldi teamed up with just about every other supermarket besides M&S and then proceeded to tweet sassy remarks towards their rivals.


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