Huge cocaine haul discovered in Brazilian mango shipment at Rotterdam

February 19 , 2019

A large cocaine haul of 1,500 kilograms was reportedly found hidden among mangoes in a container at the Dutch port of Rotterdam on Wednesday, according to NL Times.

A 37-year-old customs officer from Rotterdam was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the matter, the Public Prosecutor announced.

The container came from Brazil, according to the prosecutor.

Early this year authorities started an investigation into a suspected customs officer, the publication reported. Information from customs showed this new cocaine bust is similar to incidents that are already part of that investigation and that the suspected customs officer may be involved in other cases.

The man was arrested and is being held custody.

 

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