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3 tons of cocaine captured at Port of Rotterdam

Christian Fernsby |
Customs officials at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands seized 3 tons of cocaine hidden in a banana puree vat, Dutch authorities announced.

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The container was on its way from Ecuador to a company in Basel, Switzerland, the Rotterdam Public Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

The discovery is one of the largest made at the Port, the second-largest seaport in Europe.

Authorities often capture vast among of cocaine at the Port of Rotterdam. In March, officials confiscated 4 tons of the drug hidden in a container that also arrived from Ecuador.


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