Police in Germany and Belgium make Europe's biggest ever cocaine bust, vale miliardi di euro

Le autorità tedesche e belghe ne hanno sequestrate più di 23,000 chilogrammi (50,700 libbre) di cocaina, vale miliardi di dollari, in un'operazione internazionale che si è conclusa con un arresto, i funzionari hanno detto mercoledì, calling it the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Europe.

The operation lasted more than week and culminated in the arrest Wednesday of a 28-year-old man from Vlaardingden, Paesi Bassi, whose address was on the shipment, Dutch police said.
Gli investigatori hanno trovato 16,174 kilograms of cocaine in 1,728 cans of putty.

Working on a tip from colleagues in the Netherlands, customs officers in the German port city of Hamburg opened three containers listed as containing construction putty, German Customs Investigation head Rene Matschke told CNN. In the container testing facility, they found that the cans were loaded not only with putty but also with packages of cocaine.
Gli investigatori hanno trovato 16,174 chilogrammi (35,658 libbre) di cocaina, hidden in 1,728 cans of construction putty. The containers came on a ship from Paraguay, via Tangier and Rotterdam, the police said.
    Era “pretty disgusting to separate the cocaine from the putty as it is so sticky,” Matschke told CNN, adding that the the drugs would have a street value of several billion euros.
    Police say the cocaine seizure is the largest ever confiscated in Europe.

    The Dutch police said arisk analysisthey carried out led German authorities to check the three containers on February 12.
    Dutch authorities said that following that seizure, they began an investigation into the recipient of the Hamburg shipment, which led them to 11 containers on their way from Panama to Antwerp, ostensibly filled with pineapple, mackerel, squid and wood.
    Belgian authorities on Saturday found 7,200 chilogrammi (15,873 libbre) of cocaine in the container carrying blocks of wood, according to the Dutch police.
    The intercepted mega-shipments to the Netherlands together form an absolute record,” the Dutch police said in a statement. “Never before has so much cocaine been intercepted at once.
    Officials said it was not only the largest seizure of cocaine ever in Europe, but one of the largest single seizures worldwide.
      Rolf Bösinger, State Secretary in Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance, praised the customs officers, detto: “We have succeeded in seizing a record amount of cocaine. With this blow against organized narcotics crimealso thanks to the exemplary cooperation with European partner authoritiesGerman Customs has once again impressively demonstrated its clout. Our strategy of continuing to massively strengthen customs is working.
      Hamburg customs officers handle about eight million containers a year.

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