German police seize cocaine worth over $800k in highway check

A photo provided by German Federal Police shows 16kg of cocaine which was seized during police control near Moenchengladbach, western Germany. (Bundespolizei via AP)
A photo provided by German Federal Police shows 16kg of cocaine which was seized during police control near Moenchengladbach, western Germany. (Bundespolizei via AP)

Berlin – German police say they have seized 16kg of cocaine with a street value of $833 000 during a check on a highway near the Dutch border.

Federal police said on Wednesday that they found the drugs hidden in an Italian-registered Volvo being driven along the A61 highway near Moenchengladbach by a 28-year-old Albanian man.

The Albanian, who wasn't identified, told police when they stopped him last Thursday that he had been visiting his sister in the Dutch city of Maastricht and was heading home to Italy. Police said he appeared nervous, sweating and with shaking hands.

The man was arrested and is being kept in custody pending possible charges.

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