updated 1/10/2007 7:40:04 AM ET 2007-01-10T12:40:04

Dutch supermarket staff found millions of dollars worth of cocaine stashed in banana boxes as they were unpacking them, police said.

The drugs, 50 kilos of cocaine, had a value of $6.5 to $7.8 million, a police spokesman said.

The drugs were found in the towns of Hoensbroek and Brunssum in the province of Limburg.

Supermarket employees discovered the cocaine hidden under bananas in three boxes, the spokesman said.

It was unclear how the cocaine ended up in the supermarkets.

"There probably must have been a logistic mistake," the spokesman said, adding a Colombian label indicated a South American origin for the drugs.

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