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Cows used as drugs couriers

Published on 21/03/2005

21 March 2005

BRUSSELS – A large investigation is under way into how traffickers managed to smuggle drugs out of Belgium inside live cows.

On Monday, the Belgian website of broadcaster RTL reported that traffickers had been hiding drugs in the uteruses of cattle.

The cows were taken to Spain and France where the drugs were extracted before the animals went to slaughter.

The public prosecutor’s office confirmed that police were carrying out further inquiries into the matter in the regions of Wetteren and Termonde.

However, the judicial authorities declined to make any further comment.

[Copyright Expatica 2005]

Subject: Belgian news