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4,500 kg of cocaine found in a container at the port of Antwerp, Feb 2018
Feb 28 '18 17:30

The police arrested six people in Oss on Monday after the Belgian authorities discovered 4,500 kilograms of cocaine in a container at the port of Antwerp over the weekend, the police said in a statement.

The cocaine was hidden in a banana shipment that came from Colombia. The Belgian authorities removed the drugs from the container and sent it on to its delivery address. The Dutch police took over when that delivery address turned out to be in Oss.

107 kilos of cocaine found in a false ceiling in a container at the port of Rotterdam, 28 Jun 2017
Jun 30 '17 16:15

Authorities inspecting an empty shipping container found a large amount of cocaine concealed in a false ceiling. The hiding place was built into a into a container that was used to transport bananas to the Rotterdam port, the public prosecutor’s office revealed on Friday.

Investigators found 107 kilograms of the powder packed in shrink-wrapped bundles. They made the discovery on Wednesday at a container company in Waalhaven, Rotterdam. It was not revealed if any arrests were made in connection with the find.

The drugs were later destroyed.

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Jan 19 '17 13:35

A 77-year-old man was one of three caught red-handed unloading nearly 4 thousand kilos of cocaine in Hazeldonk last week, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, "drug grandpa" Jan B. from Wernhout is no stranger to the police in the world of hard drugs and has been arrested several times in connection with drug cases over the years.

Jan 5 '17 13:50

Employees of a food bank in Huizen found a kilogram of cocaine hidden among bananas they were preparing to distribute. The fruit came from a fundraiser held by regional broadcaster NH, ANP reports.

The cocaine was found on Tuesday, according to the police. Investigators are looking into where it came from. 

According to broadcaster NH, the cocaine came from a container in which 1,800 kilos of cocaine was found in the port of Antwerp early in December. The container came from South America. 

May 31 '16 13:00

Customs officers at the port of Rotterdam found 900 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a banana shipment from Ecuador last week. Three men were arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

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