Customs found more than a thousand kilograms of cocaine in a shipment at a port in Vlissingen in South Holland.
During the check, 1279 kilograms of cocaine was found hidden in two containers filled with bananas. According to the Public Prosecution Service, its street value was worth more than €95 million.
The bunches of bananas came from Ecuador and were transported to Vlissingen port via Antwerp, but there was a slight slip-up along the way. 🍌
The drugs have since been destroyed, reports Omroep Zeeland.
Quiet in Rotterdam
For this to occur in Vlissingen is uncommon; usually, these large drug seizures occur in Rotterdam’s port. One shipment was worth over €200 million just last month. 😱
As a result, new legislation was introduced on January 1 to hold suspected offenders accountable for their crimes.
The accused could face several months behind bars or receive a hefty fine depending on the gravity of the offence.
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