Dutch officers seize over 4 tons of cocaine hidden among bananas at Rotterdam port
Customs officials made their biggest cocaine haul of the year at Rotterdam port last week, when 4,180 kilos of the drug were found hidden in the roof of a container and among a consignment of bananas.
No information was given about the country or origin of the bananas.
The find was made on December 30 and had a street value of €300m, officials said. Once emptied, the container continued its journey to Antwerp port under police surveillance.
From there it was moved to a warehouse in Essen, in Belgium. On Monday seven people were arrested at the warehouse – five Belgian and two British nationals.
In total, over 72 tonnes of cocaine was found at Dutch ports last year.