1,457kg Cocaine From Brazil Seized During Four Operations at Rotterdam Port
December 17: During customs inspections at the port of Rotterdam, 1,457 kilos of cocaine have been seized over four operations in one week:
- December 12 – Customs found in a container loaded with a powder for the concrete industry and 450 kilos of cocaine.
- December 12: Customs found 500 kilos of cocaine in a container with fruit pulp barrels (blocks of cocaine had been frozen in the fruit concentrate.)
- December 13: Customs found 17 large sports bags containing 496 kilos of cocaine in a magnesium container.
- December 16: 11 kilos of cocaine was found in the engine compartment of a cooling container loaded with watermelons.
All containers were from Brazil. The drugs have since been destroyed.
Source: Openbaar Ministerie / HARC