By Kevin Del Rosario
Last Summer, workers at a southern French Coca-Cola factory were surprised to find about 370 kg of cocaine in the shipment of orange juice concentrate. Apparently, the workers were not involved, so how the switch occurred is still a mystery.
The illegal substitution originated from Costa Rica. News networks have estimated the street value to be over $61 million.
This substitution is especially interesting because the Coke company historically added cocaine as an active ingredient back in 1886.
This “mix up” can lead the public to speculate that Coke might be reverting to their old recipe. As of right now, that is all that has been released to the public regarding the shipment, and judicial authorities are currently investigating more on the trafficking of illegal drugs.