In Le Havre, 680 kilograms of cocaine seized from Brazil: three suspects arrested

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More than 600 kilos of cocaine from Brazil were seized in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime). Three suspects were arrested and placed in police custody. Details.

Arrived by containers in Le Havre, 680 kilos of cocaine were seized in Le Havre.
Arrived by containers in Le Havre, 680 kilos of cocaine were seized in Le Havre. (© 76actu / Archives)

680 kilos of cocaine have been seized in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), in an apartment and a container. According to information from Parisianthe French police of the Central Office for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Narcotics (Ocrtis) cooperated with the Brazilian services, the country from which the drugs originated. Two suspicious containers had been spotted.

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Drugs, weapons and ammunition

Thanks to a surveillance device conducted with the assistance of the Regional Criminal Investigation Department (SRPJ) of Rouen, three suspects were arrested and placed in custody in the middle of the week, indicates West France. In their apartment the investigators discovered 300 kilos of drugs, weapons and ammunition. On the port of Le Havre, in a container were stored 380 kilos of additional cocaine.

The port of Le Havre is the main gateway for cocaine in France. Thus, in 2017, 3.5 tonnes were seized from a total of 17.5 tonnes at the national level. In August 2019, more than a ton of cocaine from Ecuador was seized by Le Havre customs officers.



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