Belgium seizes nearly 320 kg of cocaine

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Belgium has seized nearly 320 kilos of cocaine, with a street value of up to 12 million euros, in a shipment of polish from Brazil, court officials said Wednesday.

The polish was unloaded in the port of Antwerp late Tuesday and sent to a transport company at Willebroek, south of the port city, on Wednesday, Belga news agency quoted the public prosecutor's office as saying.

Workers had found the drug inside 11 travel bags when they unloaded the polish.

Police and prosecutors have opened an investigation but said the transport company did not appear to have been involved in the trafficking.

Officials said the drug would be destroyed immediately, Belga reported.

© 2011 AFP

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