Germany’s largest ever cocaine shipment seized by customs

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Customs confiscated a record 4.5 metric tons of cocaine in a shipping container in Hamburg, northern Germany, with a street value of nearly €1 billion, it announced on Friday.

The drugs were discovered two weeks ago during a routine check, resulting in the largest cocaine shipment ever seized in Germany.

More than 4,200 packages in 211 sports bags were discovered in a freight container which claimed to be full of soybeans. The shipment was being transported from Montevideo in Uruguay, via Hamburg, to Antwerp, Belgium.

4.5 tons of cocaine discovered in Hamburg4.5 tons of cocaine discovered in Hamburg

Photos: EPA-EFE/HAMBURG CUSTOMS HANDOUT

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