Cocaine worth €1.7 million seized in Amsterdam harbor

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File photo showing lines of cocaine. (image: Alessandro Boselli / Flickr)

Customs officers in the Netherlands found 70 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside the hold of a ship in Amsterdam harbor. The street value of the seized cocaine is €1.7 million, according to financial crimes investigation service FIOD.

So far, nobody was arrested in connection with the raid. The cargo ship arrived in the Netherlands from Brazil, and was carrying grain.

The packages of cocaine were found on December 16, but authorities only first revealed the bust on Monday. The drugs were later destroyed.

Investigators from Customs and FIOD were joined by Amsterdam police in the investigation. The Public Prosecutor's office in Amsterdam is now in charge of the operation.

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