Record cocaine seizures at Rotterdam port, total tips 19 tonnes
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Record cocaine seizures at Rotterdam port, total tips 19 tonnes

Photo: Public Prosecution Department Photo: Public Prosecution Department

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Police and customs officials found a record 19 tonnes of cocaine hidden in shipments at Rotterdam port last year, the public prosecution department said. 

In total,18,947 kilos of cocaine were discovered in 109 separate deliveries. This is three times the amount of the drug found in 2017. One of the most notable seizures was that of 1,300 kilos hidden in frozen chicken livers, the OM said. 

Another novel hiding place was the petrol tank of a Range Rover. Officials also found 3,378 kilos of hashish, 241 kilos of marijuana and 58 kilos of heroin destined for the Dutch market.(DutchNews)

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