COPS have launched a probe after “human waste” was found in a shipment of Coke cans.
The grim find was made at the Knockmore Hill facility in Lisburn Ireland– and Coca-Cola confirmed that none of the products on sale at the moment are affected.
A massive cleanup had to be performed after theshipment arrived from a German supplier they hadn’t dealt with previously.
A source told the Irish Independent: “It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned.
“It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but this time they apparently came from Germany.”
It’s speculated that the cans arrived on a lorry from Germany and immigrants used the cans as a toilet on the long journey across Europe.
The source told the paper: “The rumour is that some poor immigrants could have made that long journey in the lorry and that in their desperation were forced to use the cans instead of a toilet.
“It’s really shocking – and beyond the shock of finding something pretty disgusting in the cans is the thought there could have been poor people in that situation.
“And if they did make that journey, where are they now?”
The PSNI said: “Detectives are investigating an incident at commercial premises in the Lisburn area following reports that a consignment of containers delivered to the premises had been contaminated.
“The investigation is at an early stage and there are no further details available at this time.”
Coca Cola said: “The problem was identified immediately through our robust quality procedures and all of the product from the affected production was immediately impounded and will not be sold.
“This is an isolated incident and does not affect any products currently on sale.”