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1.5 tonnes of cocaine found between fruit juice in port of Ghent
Gent of The federal judicial police (PJF) of Ghent Wednesday, a load of nearly a half ton of cocaine seized in the port of Ghent. The drugs came in on a cargo ship from Brazil that juice transported. “In containers, several sports bags filled with cocaine found”, sounds at the FGP.

The officers of the federal judicial police received a tip from Brazil that in the ship Ibis Arrow, that a load of orange juice and orange concentrate to Belgium showed, drugs were found. “On the basis of a risk analysis is supplemented with information from Brazil, it was decided to go over to the control of the ship”, indicates police chief Patrick Willocx of the federal judicial police of East Flanders.

as soon As the ship Sifferdok while stopping at the level of logistics company Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), went to the police on board and she found the huge quantity of drugs hidden in a container between the rest of the cargo. “In containers on the deck were multiple sports bags were found filled with cocaine. In total, 1.375 kilograms of the drug found”, sounds. That amount of cocaine has a street value of around 70 million euros.

No arrests

“The public prosecutor of East-Flanders, the Federal Judicial Police, East Flanders, charged with the further investigation of the drugsvangst,” says Willocx. “The investigation is ongoing. There are no arrests have been made.” Who is exactly behind the drug trafficking, is not yet clear. The ship is not seized and would therefore, in principle, can continue to sail.

The ship carries usually frozen orange concentrate and orange juice from Santos, brazil. It is not the first time that a massive amount of cocaine coming from South America, intercepted in the port of Ghent. In August 2018, the federal judicial police of two tons of cocaine that was hidden between a load of tiles, also all from Brazil. That was the biggest drugsvangst ever in the port of Ghent, laid Willocx when.

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