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Dec 9 '19 13:40

Police in the Netherlands announced on Monday the arrest of a 25-year-old Rotterdam man in connection with the discovery of 2,019 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium. The arrest took place weeks ago on November 27 after the cocaine was found in a sea container by Belgian customs officials, Dutch police said.

The cocaine was found in a shipment of fertilizer that originated in Colombia. The container was destined for the Netherlands.

3,800 kilos of cocaine intercepted at the port of Antwerp, Sept 2017
Jun 15 '19 11:29

Customs investigators in Antwerp seized a massive amount of cocaine hidden in a rice shipment at the port there. Over three thousand kilos of cocaine was found, with an estimated street value of 150 million euros.

The drug packages, valued at 150 million euros, were found during a routine search. The shipment was likely destined for the Den Haag region, according to Dutch police. No arrests were made in the case.

1,500 kilos of cocaine found hidden in a banana shipment at the port of Antwerp, 15 March 2019
Mar 21 '19 10:50

The Dutch and Belgian police seized 1,500 kilograms of cocaine at the port of Antwerp on Friday. The cocaine, hidden in a banana shipment, was intended for a company in Kapelle. 14 men were arrested at the company, the police said in a statement.

On Monday a police SWAT team raided the company in Kapelle, after the truck that contained the cocaine arrived there. The arrested suspects are from Rotterdam, Goes, Middelburg, Hansweert, Amsterdam and Berkel-Enschot. Three of them have no permanent place of residence.

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Oct 24 '18 08:42

Former TV presenter Frank Masmeijer, suspected of trafficking cocaine through the port of Antwerp, was arrested in a hotel in Breda on Tuesday. According to Masmeijers' Dutch lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops, Belgium recently issued an arrest warrant for his client in connection with the drug trafficking case, NU.nl reports.

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.

3,800 kilos of cocaine intercepted at the port of Antwerp, Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 14:50

Two suspects were arrested in Breda on Monday after the authorities intercepted 3,800 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Antwerp. The suspects are a 56-year-old man from Oosterhout and a 39-year-old man from Roosendaal, the Dutch police said in a statement. 

The cocaine was found in a sea container during a customs check at the port of Antwerp over the weekend. The drugs were hidden among a load of bananas from Columbia. According to the police, the cocaine has a street value of 100 million euros. 

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Jul 12 '17 12:40

The Dutch authority on consumer and markets ACM launched an investigation into whether companies operating in Dutch ports made illegal price agreements, or are guilty of so-called cartel formation. The companies investigated all work in the bunker sector, which supplies ships with fuel, NOS reports.

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May 26 '17 15:00

Belgian customs officers seized nearly 90 million cigarettes in the port of Antwerp last week - one of the largest ever in the port. The shipment came from the Egyptian port of Said and was destined for a company in the Netherlands, ANP reports.

Belgian Minister of Finance Johan van Overtveldt congratulated all involved in this record bust. "The fight against illegal products and fraud is high on the agenda, and we can see that in the results."

The cigarettes involved are so-called Cheap White cigarettes of brands not registered in Belgium. 

1,100 kilos of heroin seized at the port of Antwerp, shipped from Iran
Feb 23 '17 09:20

On Tuesday the Dutch police arrested six persons in connection with the discovery of 1,100 kilograms of heroin in a container from Iran, the police said in a statement. The drugs' street value is around 34 million euros, according to the police. More arrests may follow.

The arrests were made after the Dutch authorities and Belgian authorities jointly searched a container from Iran in the port of Antwerp on Monday. In it they found the drugs hidden in two baking machines. The drugs were removed and the container was sent on to its destination.

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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. 

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May 10 '16 13:10

Dutch truck drivers opt for longer routes through the Netherlands in an effort to avoid new tolls Belgium implemented on April 1st, according to traffic information service VID

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Apr 13 '16 12:45

Five people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the discovery of hundreds of kilos of cocaine in a container in the port of Antwerp.

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