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Cocaine found between frozen chickens
A container sent from Itajai in Brazil to Tenerife and containing frozen chickens was scrutinised more closely than usual by customs officers. In the third row of chickens they found a pallet of cartons which had apparently been manipulated.


Cocaine found between frozen chickens

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06.01.2017 - On closer inspection, they found a bag which contained a rucksack with 16 packs inside, weighing 17.44 kilos.   A narcotics test proved that the suspicious substance was cocaine. The drugs, with a market value of around one million euros, were confiscated.  To smuggle this type of illegal drug into the country among legal goods is beginning to occur more frequently.  The investigations are still ongoing, and subsequent arrests have not been ruled out.



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