Authorities shut down the factory in Lisburn, Ireland, after their machines stopped working due to severe clogging issue.
BBC reports that police officials are doing a thorough investigation on the subject, as they suspect of potential contamination of a consignment shipment.
“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,” explained a spokesman for the Police Service in Northern Ireland.
The country gets these cans from Germany, and they come packed without their tops. They are then filled with Coke, and sold to people.
“It was absolutely horrible, and the machines had to be turned off for about 15 hours to be cleaned,” another source revealed for the Belfast Telegraph. “It was unusual because normally the cans come from somewhere else in the UK, but this time they apparently came from Germany.”
“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?”
Alliance councilor Amanda Grehan was one of the officials who were devastated to learn the disgusting truth. In her interview for the Telegraph, Grehan expressed her opinion over the incident. “That’s really shocking, and if the drinks cans were to get out into shops then it could be extremely dangerous for people,” the councilor said.