It’s no secret that when Coca-Cola first launched in the late-1800s, the drink’s main ingredients were caffeine, sugar syrup, and cocaine—the latter existing as a perfectly legal “wonder drug,” sold in pharmacies as a cure-all up until 1914. Today, cocaine has been illegal—and absent from the soda market—for well over a century. But earlier this week, the two products met again under equally bizarre circumstances.
According to the BBC, authorities in Signes, a village in southern France, seized 50 million euros (or roughly $56 million, USD) from a local Coca-Cola plant, discovering the narcotics in the company’s shipment of orange juice concentrate.
And while the story has made headlines last week thanks to the strange Coke/coke reunion, the discovery marks one of the largest drug busts to ever take place on French soil. Even more incredibly, the police seem to have no clue who’s responsible.
The delivery was “a very bad surprise,” Xavier Tarabeux, a prosecutor from the city of Toulon, added.
The container of orange juice made its way to France from South America, and the cocaine alone weighed over 800 pounds.
And though the seizure does mark one of the larger wins for drug enforcement agents in recent months, 2016 has already seen a rash of incidents where drug trafficking collided with the food and beverage industry. In May, smugglers were caught stuffing 20 kilos of cocaine into frozen fish, and later that month a woman was found sneaking two meth-filled burritos across the US-Mexico border.