Customs at Schiphol Airport seize in excess of a 1000 prohibited drugs

On Saturday 26 March 2011 Customs at Schiphol Airport arrested a woman carrying more than 800 ointment tubes and 212 bottles of vitamin drink. The woman had arrived at Schiphol from Ghana.

The woman attracted the attention because she had a lot of luggage with her and she was travelling alone. Therefore, it was decided to check all her luggage. During the check more than 800 tubes of ointment and 212 bottles of vitamin drink were found containing substances harmful to the human body.

Pursuant to the Medicines Act it is illegal to import these articles into the Netherlands. The goods were seized by the Customs and the woman was reported.