Five teenagers arrested at Antwerp port, hunting for cocaine


Five Dutch teenagers have been arrested on Antwerp port premises where they were thought to be looking for a consignment of cocaine.

Three of the five, aged 14, 17 and 18, were picked up on the night of March 7 after port police received warning that three suspicious people had been spotted. The two others, aged 14 and 19, were arrested at the same location on Sunday night.

According to the AD, a quantity of cocaine was also found, but the paper did not say where or how much.

In January, police at Rotterdam port found two 14-year olds among different gangs of drugs runners waiting to remove drugs from a container. Antwerp and Rotterdam ports are considered to be the main gateway for bringing cocaine into Europe.

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