Customs cocaine seizures total 9,000 kg

Customs officers seized 9,000 kilograms of cocaine in 2006, said justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin. Around 3,200 kilos of this was taken from 1,410 airline passengers at Schiphol, 1,200 kgs was found in air cargo and 4,500 kgs in ships’ cargo.

The figures justify continuing the 100% control on passengers and luggage arriving at Schiphol from high risk countries such as Suriname, Dutch Antilles, Aruba and Venezuela, Hirsch Ballin said

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