Wednesday 10 August 2022

Three arrests after 900kg of cocaine found in banana shipment


The drugs were found in a shipment travelling from Ecuador.

Customs officers in Rotterdam have intercepted 900 kilos of cocaine being transported in crates of bananas.

The drugs, with a street value of €30 million, were spotted by a scanner at the city’s docks in a container travelling from Ecuador.

Police tracked the consignment to a storage facility in Hoogvliet where they arrested three men as they unloaded the cargo.

The suspects, the 48-year-old owner of a transport business and two other men aged 38 and 33, will appear before a magistrate on Wednesday, NOS reported.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.