Some 1,000 kilos cocaine found in Rotterdam banana shipment

1,000 kilos of cocaine found at the port of Rotterdam in a banana shipment from Ecuador, 7 February 2020
1,000 kilos of cocaine found at the port of Rotterdam in a banana shipment from Ecuador, 7 February 2020OMOM

Customs officers found approximately 1 thousand kilograms of cocaine during a check at the port of Rotterdam on Friday, February 7th. The drugs were hidden in a container loaded with bananas from Ecuador, the Public Prosecution Service said on Wednesday.

The cargo arrived at the port of Rotterdam early last week on a ship from Costa Rica. The bananas were destined for a company in Portugal. The Dutch authorities does not believe the Portuguese company had anything to do with the drug trafficking.

The drugs were confiscated and destroyed.

The HARC team, a collaboration of Customs, FIOD, Seaport Police, and the Public Prosecution Service in Rotterdam, is investigating.

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