Record cocaine captured in port of Antwerp, hidden in bananas

By Curious

Arrested 5 people in the Netherlands connected with the discovery of 8 tonnes of cocaine in Antwerp port, informed to be one of the biggest-ever hauls made in Europe.
The drugs, with a street value of approximately € 500 millions, was found on Monday during checks on a container ship full of bananas from a vessel that sailed from Ecudador.
The shipment has been allowed to proceed to an industrial park near Rotterdam. The driver of the lorry, a 46-year-old Belgian, and 4 Dutch who were unloading the drugs were arrested.
Biggest haul
The persecution department informs the seizure is the biggest haul of cocaine ever made in the Netherlands.
Other big finds include 4,000 kilos in Vlissingen in 200 and 4,600 kilos in Rotterdam in 2005.
The police inquiry is now concentrated on the final destination for the drugs and the financing, the public prosecution department reported.
The 20,000 kilos of bananas used to disguise the drugs have designed for Blijdorp zoo.