Customs find 8 kilos of cocaine floating on the river Scheldt

The crew of a Customs boat chanced upon a shipment of cocaine last Tuesday. The 8 kilos of hard drugs floated in the mouth of the port of Hansweert.

Customs had been requested by the central radar reporting station of Hansweert to inspect a large refuse bag that floated into the front port. When it had been dredged up, it turned out that the contents were 8 packages filled with cocaine. Empty plastic bottles had been attached to the plastic shell so as to prevent the shipment from sinking.

In the meantime, the cocaine - with a street value of at least € 300,000 - has been destroyed.