Bananas donated to a Texas prison turn out to be $18 million of cocaine

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Bananas donated to a Texas prison turn out to be $18 million of cocaine

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No, this is not an episode of Breaking Bad. This is real life. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) posted on Facebook about a drug mix up that sounds like it has just as wild a story behind it as the hit AMC TV series.

The department received 45 boxes of donated bananas from Ports of America in Freeport near the Gulf of Mexico. But it turns out the donation was a greater gift than either organization could have imagined, containing an additional 540 packages of cocaine, valued at nearly $18 million.

"Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas," the TDCJ post joked.

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