Police seize 41kgs of cocaine found in plane

2016-01-15 11:56
Some 41kgs of cocaine and weapons are displayed at the police headquarters on January 14, 2016 in Paris.

Some 41kgs of cocaine and weapons are displayed at the police headquarters on January 14, 2016 in Paris.

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Paris – Police have seized 41kg of cocaine in a plane at a Paris airport and arrested six Frenchmen involved in a drug trafficking network, including three luggage handlers.

Vincent Annereau, from the Paris judicial police, says the drugs seized last Friday at Orly Airport, south of Paris, are worth more than $2.2m at current dealing prices.

Annereau said at a press conference on Thursday that the cocaine was in 41 packets divided into two suitcases that were discovered in a plane coming from the Dominican Republic.

The six suspects have been jailed.

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