|The discovery in Signes represents one of the largest drug hauls in mainland France. The Coca-Cola factory in Signes produces concentrates for the company’s various drinks. In March, 375kg of cocaine was also found in a shipping container in the port of Le Havre.|
In a seizure off the coast of Martinique last year, French customs officers uncovered a national record of 2.2 tonnes of cocaine from a sailboat. Coca leaves were reportedly used in the original Coca-Cola formulation, created in 1886 by US pharmacist John Pemberton.