Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Italian police seize over a tonne of cocaine in banana container


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Police in southern Italy have seized over a tonne of cocaine hidden in a Germany-bound refrigerated container used for transporting bananas, news agency ANSA said Thursday.

The drugs, with a street value of around 275 million dollars, were split in 144 packages hidden in a container from South America, the agency said.

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According to the shipping documents the container’s destination was Germany.

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The drugs were seized by Carabinieri police,with the help of customs agency and Interpol, in the port of Gioia Tauro in Calabria near the Strait of Messina.

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The agency cited a police statement as saying that the drugs were discovered after a few of the containers transported on the same boat from South America were scanned by customs.

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