Romania nabs 1.2 tonnes of cocaine in Black Sea port

Romanian authorities have seized 1.2 tonnes of cocaine worth at least 100 million euros ($129 million) found in containers at a Black Sea port, police said.

Romania nabs 1.2 tonnes of cocaine in Black Sea port

Romanian authorities have seized 1.2 tonnes of cocaine worth at least 100 million euros ($129 million) found in containers at a Black Sea port, one of the biggest hauls in a decade, police said on Saturday.

Police said the drugs, which belonged to an international crime ring comprised of three Romanians and a Spanish man, were hidden in two containers loaded with cedar timber in the port of Constanta. The containers had arrived from Brazil in late 2008.

The purity of the cocaine exceeded 90 percent and the consignment had a minimum street value of 100 million euros, police said.

Arrest warrants would be issued on Saturday for the four members of the crime ring who face indictment on charges of drug trafficking, police said.

Reuters

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