Dutch drugs gangster arrested in Lebanon in cocaine smuggling probe

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One of the Netherlands most notorious drugs criminals has been arrested in Lebanon in connection with an investigation into cocaine imports from South America.

Mink Kok, who is 60, was arrested alongside another Dutch national aged 41, said by the Telegraaf to be his son-in-law Najim Z. Kok has lived in Lebanon for some time.

The public prosecution department said the two are suspected of involvement in shipping hundreds of kilos of cocaine to the Netherlands.

In particular, Kok is thought to be involved in smuggling a consignment of 370 kilos which arrived in Europe hidden among a shipment of bananas in Antwerp in 2020, and was later seized in a German supermarket.

Kok was a key figure in the Amsterdam underworld in the 1990s and has served several jail sentences for trading in drugs and weapons. He was also sentenced to a prison term in Lebanon for drugs dealing and was released in 2016.

The public prosecution department has asked Lebanon to extradite both men.

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