French police nab 150 kilos of cocaine in ballet shoes

31st August 2011, Comments 1 comment

French police said Thursday they seized 150 kilos of cocaine -- with a street value of around 10 million euros -- hidden in ballet shoes that arrived in a Paris airport from the Dominican Republic.

Four Dominicans were arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport last Thursday in the sting, which was set up by the drugs squad officers acting on a tip-off, according to a report in Le Parisien newspaper.

Officers followed two men who picked up the shipment of shoes and took them into eastern Paris and then arrested them along with two others, it said.

© 2011 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • YankInParis posted:

    on 7th September 2011, 18:10:22 - Reply

    I always wondered how those dancers leaped so high!