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418 kg of cocaine found in shipment of onion rings in Europe

2021-11-14T21:02:38.179Z

A cocaine shipment worth $ 44 million was found in a shipment of onion rings in France, authorities said.



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A cocaine shipment worth US $ 44 million (£ 33 million) was found in a load of onion rings in Coquelles, France, UK border authorities reported.

Border Force agents discovered the 922-pound (418 kg) shipment Thursday night after stopping a truck heading to the UK, according to the country's National Crime Agency (NCA). .

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Piotr Perzenowski, 30, was charged with smuggling and appeared this Saturday morning before Folkestone Magistrates Court in Kent.

"This is a really significant amount of the drug that was withdrawn from circulation," said NCA branch commander Mark Howes.

"The seizure will deprive the organized crime group responsible for them of profits that would have fueled further crime," Howes added.

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"In collaboration with our partners, such as the Border Force, we will continue to fight the threat of class A drugs in our mission to protect the public," Howes said.

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Perzenowski was placed on remand and is scheduled to appear in Canterbury Crown Court on December 13.

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Source: cnnespanol

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