Huge amount of cocaine seized
The Columbian authorities have intercepted a shipment of 4,000 kilograms of cocaine on its way from Peru to the Netherlands following a tip off from police and customs officers in Rotterdam.
The cocaine, which has a street value of €180m, is one of the biggest seizures of illegal drugs in the last 10 years, says ANP news agency.
A 78 year old man from Friesland is in custody in connection with smuggling the drugs and police said they do not rule out further arrests.
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