The drugs were discovered Sunday at Safeway stores in Woodinville, Bellingham and Federal Way.
Manufacturing workers at the Woodinville store put bananas on the sales floor when they saw something strange, said Sgt. Ryan Abbot of the Royal County Clerk's Office.
"One of the boxes had brown paper in it that caught their attention, after which they looked further and found these bricks," Abbott said. "They called the police and we went out there. After all, it was 22 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $ 550,000.
That's almost 50 kilos of cocaine.
Cocaine was surrounded by ordinary banana boxes,  "We are still trying to determine where it came from. This is under investigation. We know everything is shipped from a central warehouse, but we do not know where
am that Safeway is great and they went through every box in their warehouse and all their stores just to make sure there were no other problems, "Abbott said.
He said he had never heard of anything like this. it happens ̵
Not the first time bananas have been used cocaine smuggling.
In April German authorities have found hundreds of kilos of cocaine worth about 25 million euros ($ 28 million) that were shipped to stores in Aldi.