German customs intercepted the largest consignment of cocaine in the history of Europe in the port of Hamburg. Sixteen tons of a banned psychoactive substance were found in five containers brought from Paraguay, N-TV reports.
German authorities found a shipment of cocaine on February 12 and passed the data on to foreign colleagues. Thanks to this, on February 21 in Antwerp, Belgium, another huge consignment was discovered and confiscated – more than 7 tons of the substance. The drug was reportedly hidden in tin cans.
In connection with these 23 tons of cocaine, at least one person was detained – a 28-year-old Dutch citizen. According to customs officials, if sold on the street, this cargo would bring billions of euros to drug dealers.
On February 20, a record seizure of cocaine was reported in the UK. Law enforcement officers in the port of Portsmouth found 2.3 tons of cocaine in a consignment of bananas imported from Colombia.