Customs officials in Rotterdam seized a shipment of more than 8 000 kg of cocaine concealed in a container of bananas, Dutch prosecutors said on Thursday, the largest on record in the port.
A spokesperson said the drugs had travelled from Ecuador via the Panama Canal to Rotterdam before sniffer dogs found them in a container check on July 13.
The seizure had been kept secret to assist in the investigation, which is continuing. The drugs, with an estimated value of $660 million have since been destroyed. No arrests in the case have been made in the Netherlands, the spokesperson said.
In other news – American singer Sixto Rodriguez has died
Sugar Man hitmaker, Sixto Rodriguez dies at 81. The American singer’s sixth child confirmed the passing of the music legend; it was said that he died on Tuesday morning.