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FREEPORT, Texas (CBS) — A shipment of bananas that included nearly $18 million worth of cocaine was discovered Friday.

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says the port in Freeport offered to donate the unclaimed bananas to a state prison.

Two guards went to pick them up and noticed something didn’t look right.

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“One of the boxes felt different than the others. They snipped the straps, pulled free the box, and opened it up, Inside, under a bundle of bananas, he found another bundle! Inside that? What appeared to be a white powdery substance,” explained officials.

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Under the boxes of bananas, the guards found 540 packages of cocaine in 45 boxes.

“They immediately notified port authorities and awaited their instruction,” they added.

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“What a find by the boys in grey!” added the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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U.S. Customs and Drug Enforcement are investigating.