Algeria seizes 165kg of N Zealand coke

2012-10-30 16:36

Aliers - Algerian police have seized a massive cocaine haul that came from New Zealand concealed in a container meant for powdered milk, a security official told AFP on Tuesday.

The 165kg of cocaine represented one of the largest ever intercepted in the North African country, the security official said.

It had been hidden away in the container for powdered milk which was imported by ONIL, a nationally owned company that dominates the Algerian market.

Algeria said last year that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, was reaping large profits from trade in cocaine, allowing them to firm up their presence in North Africa.

The drug is distributed in Algeria but also exported to Europe.

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-10-30 17:16

    But its like powder milk, it might lack the real calcium goodness but crack babies lovit.

  • ya.hova.5 - 2012-10-30 17:26


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