Dutchman nabbed over 400K coke find in Suriname
A Dutch national was arrested in Suriname on Friday, in connection with the find of 400 kilograms of cocaine paste in Paramaribo, the country’s capital.
A.S. (49) and G.J. (68), a German, were held together with three other people, but the latter three were released after interrogations. The drugs were found Friday afternoon in the driver’s cabin of an earthmover parked amongst other heavy equipment at Industrieweg Zuid, an industrial area in southern Paramaribo. The shipment was in 367 packages wrapped in plastic garbage bags. It is not clear what brought police to the industrial area. Police spokesman Humphrey Naarden has said that police could not give details on the origin and the destination of the cocaine, as the investigation is still ongoing. Suriname is a former Dutch colony perched on the northeastern shoulder of South America.