Dutch Seize Big Cocaine Haul at Airport
By Dialogo March 22, 2012
Dutch gendarmes confiscated hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in one of the
largest busts at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in recent years, a spokesman
said on March 20.
The find was made in containers flown in from South and Central America on
March 19 and 20.
“We have seized 300 kilos of cocaine,” Robert van Kapel told
AFP. The drug was packaged in containers and had an estimated
street value of 12 million euros ($16 million).
No arrests were made, said Kapel, but an investigation is
Schiphol is Europe’s fifth-largest airport and up to 140,000 passengers
pass through it every day.