Rotterdam port customs finds 260kg of cocaine – nestled between wine and shrimp

Customs at Rotterdam port have found everyone’s favourite three dinner foods, shrimp, wine, and cocaine, nicely nestled alongside each other on a ship coming from Ecuador. 

Now obviously, it’s the shrimp that’s the problem (why do people willingly eat food that looks like fat worms?), but the customs officials have decided to focus instead on the cocaine.

The shrimp, cocaine and wine were all discovered in two refrigerated containers, which were bound for a business in Rotterdam. According to customs, that business doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the cocaine.

In total, customs came across 260 kilos of cocaine, across two separate containers. It was divided into 1-kilo bags.

The Public Prosecution Service in Rotterdam, customs, FIOD and seaport police are all looking into the origin of the cocaine, which has since been destroyed.  Unfortunately, the shrimp are fine.

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Ailish Lalor
Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


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