Germany: cocaine found in fairy-tale books from Uruguay

2017-11-03 19:16


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Berlin - German customs authorities say they found 400g of cocaine hidden in two fairy-tale books posted from Uruguay.

The Frankfurt customs office said that the drugs were found when an X-ray scan of packets containing the two Spanish-language books showed "unusual shadows" on September 26. Officers found white powder inside when they opened up the books.

The drugs had an estimated street value of about $34 950.

The customs office says that 5 296kg of drugs were seized at Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest, in 2016. The figure included 97kg of cocaine.

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