Marijuana seized at Amsterdam airport

23rd October 2009, Comments 0 comments

The seizure in August was the first time marijuana was found by Schiphol airport authorities.

The Hague – Around 1.4 tonnes of marijuana was found hidden in a consignment of aquarium pumps from Thailand at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, police said Friday.

The drugs find was made in late August but only made public now in order not to jeopardise the police investigation, said Robert van Kapel, an airport police spokesman.

Earlier this month police took two Dutch residents in their forties in for questioning.

The seizure brought the amount of marijuana found by airport authorities in recent weeks to over 2.5 tonnes. On 15 September, 1.2 tonnes of marijuana was also found in freight from Thailand.

"It is surprising, usually we discover heroin or cocaine hidden in clothes, coconuts... but never marijuana," added the spokesman.

AFP / Expatica

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