1400 kilos cocaine seized in Vlissingen ports

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Roughly 1,387 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of 69.4 million euros were seized in and around the ports of Vlissingen in 2014, police confirms.

The amount of cocaine found in 2014 marks a severe drop from 2013 when over 4500 kilograms were found.

In most cases the hard drug was intercepted from traders by customs working at the Zeeland municipality sometimes found in .

Almost 1,200 kilograms of cocaine were seized in a  when a floating buoy was found in the Westerschelde at Borssele on December 9. Police who remains in custody while the investigation continues.

A collaboration between different investigatory organizations including military police and customs has now been instigated in the Zeeland ports in a bid to bring the drug trade to a halt.