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3 tons of cocaine captured in Dutch port

Cocaine hidden in puree banana vat, say authorities

Selman Aksünger   | 17.07.2021
3 tons of cocaine captured in Dutch port

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands

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

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. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk


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