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Hidden in a container of bananas

Large amount of cocaine seized in Netherlands

A very large haul of cocaine worth €82 million seized in Rotterdam has already been destroyed, Dutch authorities have stated. In a statement, the Public Prosecution Service said the drugs were hidden in a cargo of bananas from South America.

“During a check in the port of Rotterdam, Customs intercepted 1,099 kilos of cocaine yesterday. The street value of the seizure is worth more than €82 million. The narcotics were hidden in a container from Ecuador and loaded with bananas.”

An investigation into the seizure is ongoing by Dutch agencies, it was added. “The drugs have since been destroyed.”


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