Belgian customs finds 1.7 tons of cocaine under banana shipment

Belgian customs authorities found 1,500 packages containing 1.7 tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas, the Finance Ministry announced Wednesday, according to the Belga news agency. 

The cocaine was found last week, during a routine search of a shipment from Colombia. 

It follows the confiscation of almost 2 tons of cocaine in the port of Antwerp in June, Belga wrote. 

Experts estimate that a kilo of cocaine costs around 75,000 euros (83,200 dollars) on the black market. 

Last update: Wed, 10/08/2016 - 18:41

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