Fruit company workers find 330 kilos of cocaine in melon shipment from Brazil

Employees of a fruit company in Ridderkerk found cocaine hidden in a melon shipment from Brazil, 2 Dec 2019
Employees of a fruit company in Ridderkerk found cocaine hidden in a melon shipment from Brazil, 2 Dec 2019OM Rotterdam, @OM_RotterdamTwitter

Employees of a fruit company in Ridderkerk found a large batch of cocaine hidden among melons in a shipment the company received from Brazil on Monday, the Public Prosecutor said.

A total of 330 kilograms of cocaine were hidden in the container, according to RTL Nieuws. The container came from Brazil and was delivered to the port of Rotterdam before being moved to the company in Ridderkerk.

The fruit company employees called the police the moment they found the drugs. The Public Prosecutor does not believe the company was involved in the drug trafficking.

This is the second batch of cocaine found in a melon shipment from Brazil in a week. Last Monday, employees of a fruit company in IJsselmonde made a similar discovery, finding 100 kilograms of cocaine hidden among their newly arrived melons. 

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