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Montevideo, May 28th 2023 - 05:33 UTC

Tag: shipping container cocaine

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:08 UTC

    Narcotics shipments from Mercosur to Europe on the rise

    Belgian customs intercepted a container with rice from Paraguay, (and cocaine)  on 12 June and informed the Dutch police

    A shipment of 5,2 tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands was seized in June, the Dutch police reported. An Uruguayan company involved in the shipment of 4,5 tons of cocaine was definitively closed by the government. An attempt to introduce cocaine in coffee bags to Europe was caught in Brazil, as well as another intended shipment of 4,5 tons of cocaine destined for Antwerp.

  • Saturday, August 3rd 2019 - 11:06 UTC

    Largest cocaine bust in Germany, 4.500 kilos, was shipped from Montevideo

    More than 4,200 packages in 211 sports bags were discovered in a freight container which shippers claimed were full of soybeans

    German customs have confiscated a record 4.5 metric tons (5 short tons) of cocaine in a shipping container in Hamburg, with a street value of nearly €1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion). The drugs were discovered two weeks ago during a routine check, resulting in the largest cocaine shipment ever seized in Germany.