Antwerp’s cocaine connection

Smugglers have a new route.

Cocaine’s New Gateway to Europe: Busy Belgian Port

By Valentina Pop

ANTWERP, Belgium—Europe’s largest container port for bananas has also become the continent’s gateway for another tropical product: cocaine.

Last year, 41 metric tons of cocaine, with a street value of roughly $2.5 billion, was seized in Belgium, according to Belgian customs officials.

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