1,099 kilos cocaine found in a banana shipment at the port of Rotterdam, 25 April 2022 - Credit: OM / OM.nl - License: All Rights Reserved
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 - 20:40
Over 1,000 kilos cocaine found in banana shipment at Rotterdam port
Customs officers intercepted 1,099 kilograms of cocaine during a check in the port of Rotterdam on Monday. The drugs had a street value of 82 million euros, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said.
The drugs were hidden in a banana shipment from Ecuador. The fruit was destined for a company in Rotterdam. The OM doesn't think the Dutch company was involved in the drug trafficking.
The authorities destroyed the cocaine. The investigation is ongoing.