Throwaway because my co-workers know my reddit
A few years ago I worked in a huge warehouse of about 105 people. The warehouse supplied the local "china town" in a large city in the U.K. The Chinatown businesses were mostly all owned by one billionaire (ironically from Japan) who gave each one of these businesses to one of his sons.
He had 6 sons and (IIRC) there was only 8 restaurants/fast food's in the china town district.
Our warehouse supplied for 7/8 of those restaurants
I handled frozen food for some of the inbound trucks. I usually unloaded 300 boxes a day from trucks into the warehouse.
So one day I'm unloading boxes of shrimp when I come across a small unmarked box which was a different size to all the others. I set it aside until the end of the day and continued unloading.
So.. when the end of the day came I cut it open to see where it should go.
And all I found was pills, about 2,000 pills, small greeny/blue pills with "I5X" printed on them.
I knew straight away that these weren't flavour enhancing tablets or anything to do with the restaurants.
I got paranoid and didn't know what the fuck to do. So I took about 20 pictures on my phone of the box, and the pills and took 2 pills and hid them in my boot. And re/sealed the box and left it in the truck
A few days later (massively coincidental) police come snooping around the warehouse after someone was poisoned in one of the restaurants. They came asking about where we ordered our stock from.
Me: being scared shitless of having drugs in my boot crumbled and confessed what I had found
They informed me that they already had an open investigation into a drug trade in Chinatown, but after a few months they had nowhere else to look.
They took the pills as evidence and said they'd contact me in a few days. Weeks roll by and I've forgotten it. Out of the blue one day; about 30 officers show up and started cuffing people, taking documents out of the offices and seizing computers. A young officer pulls me outside to a van and tells me that the pill I had found was the "missing" key linking one of the billionaires son's business and a drug market coming in from Asia
After being questioned not much happened. Except that 33 people got arrested 17 got jail time and 4 got deported.
Not sure what was going on but apparently a bunch of Asian men and women were trafficking drugs through the warehouse and into restaurants. In which they would be sold to customers.
So what's the secret? Death threats to EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the warehouse. Most of them said things like:
WHEN we find out who did this, we will kill you and your family
Needless to say I quit my job and moved