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Drugs found in South American flower shipment

On Friday November 24, the Dutch border security at Schiphol found drugs in a cargo shipment of flowers. They found 54 packets of cocaine. The cargo originated from South America. 

picture: Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

Detectives of Cargo-Harc team, together with the customs, intercepted the cargo after arrival in the Netherlands. The drugs have been confiscated and the Cargo-Harc team is conducting a criminal investigation.

Source: Facebook page Koninklijke Marechaussee

Publication date: 11/29/2017



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