More than 4 tons of cocaine worth around $362M seized in the Netherlands

Cocaine worth $362M confiscated at Port of Rotterdam, largest drug bust of 2021

Port of Rotterdam

Customs officials made the largest drug bust of 2021 at the Port of Rotterdam as 4,178 kilograms of cocaine was seized in the Netherlands.

According to a statement published by the Public Prosecution Service in Rotterdam on Sunday, customs officials found the drugs in two containers from Paraguay, which were loaded onto another ship in Uruguay.

The cache, which has an estimated value of approximately €313 million ($362 million), was hidden inside bags full of soybeans. The statement said the beans were “destined for a company in Portugal.”

The drugs were destroyed, the statement said, adding the Dutch authorities are further investigating the case.

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