Police intercept chopper carrying 560 kg of cannabis
The drugs worth EUR 600,000 were meant for sale in the Paris area.24 June 2008
PARIS - French police arrested several people after intercepting a helicopter arriving from Morocco with more than half a tonne of cannabis on board, police sources said Monday.
They seized the drugs, which were destined for sale in the Paris area, late Sunday near the town of Beziers. The haul had a street value of around EUR 600,000.
The head of a helicopter transport company was among those arrested, as well as several people from the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, the sources said.
[AFP / Expatica]