Seven arrested as 575 kilos of cocaine is seized

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.