Customs workers ‘thought it was a really large swallow’ when they opened a crate of onion rings

A crate of onion rings that landed at a British border agency warehouse had a head-spinning payload of cocaine inside. Onion Rings: Cocaine in an Aisle The box of onion rings was unloaded from…

Customs workers 'thought it was a really large swallow' when they opened a crate of onion rings

A crate of onion rings that landed at a British border agency warehouse had a head-spinning payload of cocaine inside.

Onion Rings: Cocaine in an Aisle

The box of onion rings was unloaded from a cargo ship at a customs warehouse in Sutton, south London.

Upon opening the crate, workers found not the normal onion rings, but a consignment of 1.75kg of cocaine, valued at $44 million on the streets of Britain.

A worker told Sky News that as the onion rings were unloaded, “we heard a popping noise and we realized it was a really large swallow.”

It took customs officials several days to clear the cocaine which had been concealed inside of the onion rings.

The onion rings, or nyuketucks, are popular snacks in South Korea and Japan and are thought to be exported to Western countries every year, according to Sky News.

It is not the first time the snack has been blamed for a sudden import — in 2008, authorities in South Korea arrested a Korean man who was allegedly importing more than a ton of the onion rings into the country to sell on the black market.

It is not known who owns the container that allegedly brought the cocaine into the country.

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