Lithuanian footballer caught with cannabis

7th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Lithuanian professional footballer was caught with 162 kg of hashish on the Dutch border with Germany, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Customs officials arrested the man, whose name has not been released, at the German village of Neuerhede, not far from the Dutch city of Groningen, as he was trying to cross into north Germany.

The drugs have a street-value of 1.3 million euros and were packed into coffee bags. The footballer, who plays in Lithuania, had been planning to carry the drugs through Germany and Sweden into Russia.

Officials say the haul is one of the biggest found in the Dutch-German border region for decades.

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