Dutch police seize 8 tons of cocaine hidden under bananas

Dutch police seize 8 tons of cocaine hidden under bananas

PanARMENIAN.Net - In port city Antwerp, Belgium, more than eight tons of cocaine, with a street value of over half a billion dollars, were discovered by police officials, CBS reported.

The drugs, nearly 7,000 packages, destined for the Netherlands, were hidden under a load of bananas aboard a freighter from Ecuador.

The police followed the transport from Antwerp to the Dutch port city of Rotterdam and arrested five people when they, a Belgian driver and four people from Rotterdam, began to unload, They were all arraigned Friday afternoon at the magistrate in Rotterdam.

The bananas, which served as a cover, were also seized and have been given to Rotterdam's Blijdorp Zoo.

 Top stories
Turkey made the request under Article 4 of NATO's founding treaty, which allows countries to ask for consultations.
Speaking before the vote, PM Alexis Tsipras stressed that he was not happy with the measures that creditors had imposed.
"Turkey has taken and will continue to take all necessary measures against Islamic State," Davutoglu told a news conference.
The deal, which still needs approval from Greece's parliament, will be the country's third bailout in five years.
Partner news