Italian Police Discovers Cocaine Worth $114.6m In Waste Container

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(Last Updated On: 2022-01-14)

 

Twelve packets of highly refined cocaine worth $114.6 million hidden amid waste paper was discovered by Italian Police in the harbour town of La Spezia on Friday.

The investigators estimated that there were 412 kilogrammes, which would have a street value of about 100 million euros ($114.6 million).

The container was allegedly shipped from the Dominican Republic and was meant to be sent on to Valencia in Spain.

Italian harbours are often the site of major drug finds.

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Two years ago, investigators in La Spezia discovered 338 kilogrammes of cocaine that had been sent from Brazil.

Just a few weeks ago, the Police in the southern Italian city of Gioia Tauro reported a finding of three tonnes of cocaine on New Year’s Eve.

Those were sent from South America and packed in a shipment of bananas.

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