Cargo of 1.6 Tons of Cocaine is Seized in Northern France; Ship Left Brazil

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Damage was hidden in blocks of wood outside Barcarena (PA). Police opened inquiry, but still try to identify who is responsible.

Customs in the port of Caen in northern France seized about 1.6 tons of cocaine from a ship coming from Brazil. According to the French government, the drug was hidden among blocks of wood. The arrest took place on Thursday (6).

The G1 , the Brazilian Federal Police confirmed that the drug left the Vila do Conde port in Barcarena , in Pará. The agency said it “has been informed and is investigating the facts.”

According to the France 3 television network, authorities discovered the drug when one of the wooden boards fell to the ground during the discharge operations. The dealer then contacted the police.

Local authorities have opened an investigation to investigate the case, which is treated as an organized importation of narcotics, transportation and storage of drugs and criminal association. According to the customs authorities of France, the investigation is in secrecy.

Cargo of 1.6 Tons of Cocaine is Seized in Northern France; Ship Left Brazil

‘Most important in 10 years’

The discovery of the drug was even celebrated by Minister Gérald Darmanin, of Action and Public Accounts. On Twitter, he congratulated the Caen port authorities for the seizure – “the most important in 10 years,” he said.

“It is a testament to the work and daily dedication of the agents in the fight against all forms of trafficking,” Darmanian said in a statement.


Source: G1 Globo