Custom seizes over 2000 kilos of cocaine in Port of Antwerp. View attachment 27775
Translated from Dutch:
ANTWERP - Last Saturday customs seized more than 2,100 kilograms in the Port of Antwerp. The drugs were hidden in a container with cocoa beans coming from Ecuador. Between the cocoa beans sat more than 2,000 packages of cocaine. It is the largest cocaine bust since 2005.
Research of the Federal Judicial Police in Antwerp found that the container was destined for the Netherlands. In consultation with the Belgian judiciary and police, the Dutch authorities started their own investigations.
The bales of cocoa beans were delivered Wednesday morning in four containers on an industrial estate in the Dutch Emmeloord. Agents were able to arrest five suspects on location.
The customs of the Port of Antwerp seized this year already more than 8 tons of cocaine.