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Dutch Customs seize 3 tons of cocaine shipped in pureed banana vats

Customs officials at Rotterdam port have seized 3 tons of cocaine hidden in vats of banana puree. The drugs have a street value of €225 mln if they had reached the open market, the public prosecution department said.

Image: OM Rotterdam

The container was on its way from Ecuador to a company in Basel in Switzerland, but that company has no connection to the drugs, the department said. The find is one of the biggest made in Rotterdam. In March officials seized four tons of cocaine hidden in a container which also came from Ecuador.


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