brussels - The Belgian customs has nearly 22 tons of cocaine seized this year, 36 percent more than in all of 2015. The record from 2012, when 18 tons was intercepted, is thereby broken.
According to the Ministry of Finance, the results are due in part to improved risk analysis and international cooperation. Especially much coke discoveries were made in the port of Antwerp.
Smugglers are increasingly sophisticated to work, finds customs.,, Cocaine mixed with legal goods such as fish powder or hidden in marble rocks or wooden beams, 'says Kristian Vanderwaeren, General Administrator of Customs and Excise.
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In 2015, the Customs rose 15.9 tons of cocaine seized in 2014 8.3 tonnes and 4.7 tonnes in 2013.