On Tuesday, August 10, Dunkirk customs and the intervention security brigade discovered 415 kg of cocaine contained in several boxes. These were in a container from Colombia and filled with bananas.
The container in which the drugs were hidden was filled with bananas, according to the Dunkirk prosecutor’s office, which relinquished jurisdiction in favor of the specialized interregional jurisdiction (Jirs) of Lille.
According to the local newspaper, the goods were stored in 25 boxes arranged on a single pallet and customs officers had targeted four containers in the morning, including the one containing cocaine. The value of the goods seized represents several tens of millions of euros.
Cocaine intercepted near Bucharest as well
Romanian authorities have confiscated 503 kilograms of cocaine that were discovered in a fruit and vegetable warehouse near Bucharest.
The cocaine, which was hidden among 35 boxes of bananas in Chiajna, was seized on July 26 and has an estimated market value of around 25 million euros ($30 million), Romania’s anti-organized crime agency said.
A criminal investigation into the case will be launched, authorities said.