Customs inspectors at the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, intercepted on Sunday more than two tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of US$170 million hidden in a banana container, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rotterdam announced.
Authorities in Spain have arrested 18 people, including a former football player, for smuggling a ton of cocaine hidden in the fibres of cardboard fruit boxes.
UK authorities arrested 13 members of an international organized crime group accused of importing 50 tonnes of drugs worth billions of pounds from the Netherlands over a period of 18 months, the National Crime Agency announced Wednesday.
Dutch police are searching for the killer of a lawyer who was representing a key witness in a major organized crime case and whose murder has rasied concerns that The Netherlands was becoming a “narco-state.”
The Dutch police conducted a major internal cleanup that saw dozens of officers dismissed or arrested for corruption and breaches of official secrecy, theDutch News reported on Monday, stressing that the weeks-long operation was just the “tip of an iceberg.”
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