Now imagine you buy a loaf of bread to make some lunch for you sibling or yourself and you find four bankies hidden inside the loaf?
Crazy right? Well that happened to a woman in Cape Town after she bought a loaf of bread from an informal shop in her neighbourhood.
Premier Foods is said to be very shocked at the discovery of drugs in one of their products and has since launched a full investigation and handed over the drugs to the police at Strandfontein police station.
“We are deeply concerned that a packet of Blue Ribbon Bread has been used to hide these drugs and that a member of the public had to experience such distress as a result,” said Premier Group Marketing Executive Siobhan O’Sullivan in an emailed response to Health24 concerning the incident in question.
“Premier is working with the police to do everything possible to ensure those responsible are caught and brought to justice,” he said.
The consumer was so shocked at the discovery that she shared the below image on her Facebook page:
Bankies In Bread…
”Absolutely outraged!!!!! Bought a bread last night, today kids wanted toast an I find drugs halfway into bread. … my kids could have found it!!!”
Chairperson of Strandfontein Community Police Forum (CPF) Sandy Schuter confirmed that a case concerning the matter in question has been opened and is currently being investigated. Schuter also added that the drugs were verified to be herion and dagga.
Premier Foods has confirmed however that they do not distribute bread to the informal shop where the bread with the drugs was bought. The Corporate Communications Officer Nodumo Novuka was quoted saying: “We can confirm we do not deliver directly to the store in question involved in this case.”
“We have a fleet of vehicles that deliver to formal trade stores as well as informal trade stores in and around Cape Town,” she continued.
Novuka also added that there are agents who buy bread directly from the bakery who then re-sell it to their own customers without dealing with their delivery services.