Nearly 240 kilos of marijuana found under ship in Rotterdam

239 kilos of cannabis found underneath a ship in Rotterdam's Maasvlakte, 11 November 2018
239 kilos of cannabis found underneath a ship in Rotterdam's Maasvlakte, 11 November 2018. (Photo: Public Prosecutor / OM)

Customs divers found 239 kilograms of marijuana hidden under a sea going vessel docked at a terminal on Maasvlakte in Rotterdam on Sunday, the Public Prosecutor said.

The customs officer decided to dive underneath the ship after the seaport police received a report that something suspicious was detected during the maintenance of the ship. The diving team removed several large sports bags from under the ship. "The state of the bags showed that they have been in the water for a long time", the Persecutor said.

The ship in question came from Asia and arrived in Rotterdam on Saturday night. The cannabis was immediately destroyed. The police are investigating. 

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