Some 150 kilos of cocaine found in sea container from Ecuador

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150 kg of cocaine found in a container of scrap metal in Rotterdam (Picture: Public Prosecutor). (150 kg of cocaine found in a container of scrap metal in Rotterdam (Picture: Public Prosecutor))

Customs found 150 kilograms of cocaine in a container with scrap metal on Sunday. 122 packages of cocaine were found packed into three large bags. The container arrived in the port of Rotterdam on a ship from Ecuador on Sunday.

The HARC-team, a partnership of the Public Prosecution, Customs, FIOD and Rotterdam Seaport Police, is investigating the case. The team assumes that the Dutch recipient of the scrap metal is not involved in the smuggling. It is likely that the cocaine should have been removed from the container in the harbor.

The cocaine, worth over 5 million euro, was seized and destroyed.

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