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Record 8,000 Kg of Cocaine Seized in Rotterdam Port -Prosecutors

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.

Source: Reuters

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