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Seven arrested as 575 kilos of cocaine is seized

Tuesday 10 April 2012


Seven men and one woman have been arrested in the Netherlands in connection with a massive cocaine seizure in Antwerp, the public prosecution department said on Tuesday evening.

In total, 575 kilos of the drug was found hidden in a container of rubber fenders used in shipping. The ship was on its way from Ecuador and the container’s end destination was a warehouse on an industrial estate in Heiloo in Noord-Holland, the public prosecution said.

The value of the haul is some €20m, Nos television said.

The arrests were made in The Hague, Rotterdam, Heiloo, Nijmegen and Amsterdam a week ago. The seven men have been remanded in custody for two weeks and the woman has been released.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Just one of those rare catches that will not damage the hard drug industry, the high demand will always continue: lucky for the bad guys that they were not caught in a country like Singapore! (Brown bread)

By The visitor | 11 April 2012 12:30 AM

I did the math. That's about 37 euros per gram. Is that the wholesale or retail (street) price?

By Puck | 11 April 2012 7:39 PM

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