/ 25 February 2021

Massive drug bust Europe’s largest

Yep, 23 tonnes of cocaine will do that… The haul from Paraguay destined for the Netherlands was seized in several shipments in Germany and Belgium earlier this month, officials said overnight. Some were hidden in a shipping container filled with wood blocks, others in tins of putty. It was “clear irregularities” with the shipments that saw officials take a closer look at what was coming in from the South American country that’s considered a key transit country for drugs. “This is the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Europe and one of the largest single seizures worldwide,” German customs said, referring to the Hamburg haul alone. Value: in the billions of dollars…

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