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9th June, 2020

Cocaine found in banana shipment



A 2,020kg cocaine shipment destined for Hungary has been seized by the authorities in Rotterdam, Dutch newspaper NLTimes reports.

The street value of the smuggled shipment is estimated at €151 million, or Ft 52 billion.

Two tons of drugs were found on Saturday hidden among a shipment of bananas from Ecuador and addressed to a Hungarian company.

Dutch authorities did not name the company, as they believe it has nothing to do with the cocaine.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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