Customs checked the container that was targeted by three armed men at the Left Bank border inspection post on Friday. Cocaine was actually found among the load of animal skins. The FPS Finance announced this on Monday evening. Cocaine was also seized in a second container.
The latest incident at the Left Bank border inspection post (GIP) in the port of Antwerp took place on Friday evening. Three suspects climbed over a gate and entered a warehouse where three logistics workers from a customs subcontractor were working. The workers were threatened with, among other things, a knife.
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The gangsters searched a container with animal skins and fled. At first it was not clear that there were drugs in the container, but the FPS Finance announced on Monday evening that customs had also found cocaine among a load of animal skins earlier in the day. It is not known whether the gangsters stole part of the cargo.
Customs checked a second container on Monday, in which cocaine was also found. These drugs were hidden between cassavas, a type of root often used in South American cuisine. “All drugs have now been removed to a secure location for destruction,” the FPS Finance said.