Austrian police find 400 000 ecstasy tablets worth millions

2017-11-09 09:09
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Vienna - Austrian government officials say that police and customs officials have found 400 000 ecstasy tablets worth millions of euros in a truck headed to Istanbul from Amsterdam and the driver is in custody.

Andrea Doczy of the Finance Ministry says the street value of the haul is €4 million. She said the drugs were found during searches at a truck terminal near the city of Wels in Upper Austria.

She says the pills were hidden behind a load of kitchen appliances in five barrels, two boxes and a tote bag.

The Turkish driver says he was paid €10m to transport the drugs to Turkey. Doczy says an accomplice in Germany has also been arrested and the search continues for other suspects.

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