Hamburg Customs Seizes Over 16 Tonnes of Cocaine From Paraguay in Europe’s Biggest Haul

Days after the operation in Hamburg, one other investigation carried out collectively with Dutch regulation enforcement led to an additional seizure of greater than 7,200kg of cocaine in the port of Antwerp in (*16*). This quantity of cocaine would have had a avenue worth of a number of billion euros, specialists say.

Hamburg customs found greater than 16 tonnes of cocaine in three containers from Paraguay earlier this month, the customs investigation workplace introduced on Wednesday.

It is the most important quantity of cocaine ever to have been seized in Europe, the authorities added.

Customs officers checked 5 containers from Paraguay in the port of Hamburg on 12 February. The containers had been unloaded and the customs investigators pulled eight packages of cocaine weighing greater than 9 kilograms every from the tin cans. More than 16,000kg of cocaine might be detected. 

​​In the next days, a quantity of operational measures had been applied along with the Dutch investigative authorities. The investigation resulted in one other seizure of greater than 7,200kg (7.2 tonnes) of cocaine in the port of Antwerp in (*16*) on 21 February.

On Wednesday morning, a 28-year-old man from Vlaardingen was arrested in the Netherlands, suspected of being accountable for the import of greater than 23 tonnes of cocaine. It’s believed that the big quantity of cocaine would have had a avenue worth price a number of billion euros.


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