Friday, November 6, 2020

Belgian cops seize 11.5 tons of cocaine in shipment from Guyana

Belgian prosecutors announced the largest-ever overseas drug bust “in the world.” Cops tracked the transatlantic journey of 11.5-tons (23,000 pounds) of cocaine from Guyana, and seized it upon its arrival at the Port of Antwerp. The catch is described as “the largest overseas drug bust ever, worldwide.” The street value of the load is over €900 million.

The dismantlement of a drug gang with connections to cops in late September led to the arrest and indictment of 22 people, with three people still in the Netherlands awaiting extradition.