International Cooperation Leads to 368kg Cocaine Seized and Three Arrested in Port of Genova, Italy
July 30: Eurojust has supported the coordination of judicial cooperation among Colombia, the USA, France, Spain and Italy, leading to 368 kg of pure cocaine being seized in the Port of Genova, and the arrest of three Italian men. The cocaine has an estimated street value of EUR 100 million. In addition to the narcotics, cash in excess of EUR 950 000, as well as three cars and a jammer to block transmission signals, were seized.
The narcotics were acquired in Colombia and transported and tracked during the journey by the Colombian authorities, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the US Customs and Border Protection Authority, the French authorities, the Spanish authorities and the Italian Guardia di Finanza Genova and Direzione Anti-Mafia of Genova, with the continued support of Eurojust.
One of the three suspects has vertical links to the ‘Ndrangheta ‘Alvaro’ di Sinopoli.