Spectacular drug seizure: tons of cocaine

Spectacular drug seizure: tons of cocaine

World May 14, 2018 19:57

munich - The police in Bavaria and Customs have seized almost a tonne of cocaine. According to the Ministry of the Interior in Munich, twelve members of a gang of drug traffickers have been arrested. The drugs had been smuggled into Germany in banana boxes.

In the course of the investigation, cocaine was also seized in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg. The arrests are related to a series of cocaine discoveries in Bavarian supermarkets in September 2017. At that time, cocaine packs with a total weight of at least 100 kilos were discovered at ten supermarkets.

Specialists from the national criminal investigation department assume that the drug gang has imported a total of approximately 1.8 tonnes of cocaine with a market value of around 400 million euros.

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