The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

The Netherlands, an outsider's view.

DRUGS

Rotterdam customs discovers almost 100 kilos of cocaine in fruit shipment

On Monday, Rotterdam customs discovered almost 100 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container with melons which shipped from Brazil. According to a police report, employees of the fruit company discovered the drugs and then reported the incident to the police. Police say the IJsselmonde fruit company “probably has nothing to do with drug trafficking.”

The HARC team – composed of Customs, FIOD, Seaport Police and the Public Prosecution Service in Rotterdam – is investigating the case. Police report that the cocaine has been destroyed.

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