4.5 TONS of cocaine valued at €1bn seized in record-breaking drug bust in Germany
The container was traveling to the Netherlands from Uruguay and was supposed to be full of soybeans. But German customs agents in the port city of Hamburg instead discovered copious amounts of coke inside.
The drug was compressed into 4,200 packages concealed in more than 200 black duffel bags.
Germany’s customs service said the estimated street value of the haul is €1 billion ($1.1 billion).
“This enormous quantity represents the largest single seizure of cocaine in Germany,” it confirmed in a statement. The bust easily surpasses the previous record – a 3.8-ton seizure, also in Hamburg, in 2017.Also on rt.com Dutch Olympian Madiea Ghafoor arrested in Germany 'with 50kg of drugs'
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