The Hague (AP), The Netherlands — Law enforcement officers seized about 3 tons of cocaine and € 11.3 million ($ 13.5 million) in cash when they raided a farm near Amsterdam with one of the city’s largest drug traffickers. Police said on Tuesday.
Estimated value of € 195 million ($ 232 million), cocaine is a block tightly wrapped in an entire building about 20 km (12.5 miles) south of the Dutch capital and vehicles searched by investigators. It was piled up in.
Amsterdam police also said in a statement that they had also recovered six guns, silencers, ammunition, luxury goods and a monetary calculator during the raid last Thursday.
Two men, 54 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a large-scale drug trafficking. They appeared in front of an investigative judge on Monday and were ordered to be detained for another 14 days while the investigation continued.
With Rotterdam’s main international port, the Netherlands is the main gateway to Europe for medicines shipped primarily from South America. The raid on Thursday was near Schiphol Airport, the country’s major international aviation hub.