Another arrest in EUR 50m coke bust

25th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 November 2005, AMSTERDAM - The national criminal investigation department has revealed that, working with German and Spanish colleagues, they intercepted a 1650-kilo shipment of cocaine in Rotterdam harbour earlier this month.

25 November 2005

AMSTERDAM - The national criminal investigation department has revealed that, working with German and Spanish colleagues, they intercepted a 1650-kilo shipment of cocaine in Rotterdam harbour earlier this month.

The drugs, with an estimated street value of EUR 50 million, were hidden in tins of asparagus and red peppers packed in two shipping containers that had arrived from Peru and were destined for the UK and Germany.

So far 16 suspects have been arrested, most of them caught in a warehouse in Zwanenburg on 12 November.

Among the arrested are a Spanish food wholesaler, a Briton picked up a day later believed responsible for the drug’s import into the Netherlands, and most recently a suspect arrested on Thursday in Germany.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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