NETHERLANDS: Dutch customs have found 1.2 tonnes of heroin worth € 21.5 million hidden in tins of tomato cans at the German-Dutch border.
Officials stopped two trucks from Germany crossing into the Dutch town of Venlo and used a bloodhound to check for drugs. The dog was drawn to the cargo which consisted of 1,720 cans of tomato purée, some of which contained the heroin. The two drivers, aged 25 and 26 from Turkey, were arrested and will appear before a Dutch court this week.
A spokesman for Dutch Customs told media, “I’m not sure if this was our record find but it is certainly a very big one.” The trucks had travelled through Germany but customs declined to reveal their country of origin or the destination of the drugs.