French customs in record cocaine haul

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French customs seized a record 684 kilos of cocaine that crossed over from Spain and has been estimated to be worth EUR 27 million.

Montpellier – French customs on Wednesday seized a record 684 kilos of cocaine during routine motorway checks on a British-registered truck which had crossed from Spain, officials said.

The seizure, estimated to be worth some EUR 27 million (USD 37.5 million) was "the largest land haul of cocaine in France," regional customs bosses said after it was picked up on the southwestern A9 highway.

Two people travelling in the lorry were arrested, but their identities and nationalities were not revealed.

AFP / Expatica

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