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Montenegro customs officers seized 250kg of cocaine in the port of Bar

Montenegro customs officers seized 250kg of cocaine in the port of Bar
Published date: 05.06.2014 11:30 | Author: G.Ć.

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Montenegro customs officers have discovered in the port of Bar record high quantity of 250 kg of substance of crystal white colour, for which the analysis proved to be the narcotic drug cocaine. It was located in the container with bananas, arriving from Ecuador, destined to the company in Albania.

Specifically, on 4 June customs officers from the customs office Free zone Bar have controlled the container transporting bananas which was designated for detailed inspection applying the risk analysis.

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They conducted scanning of container, followed by opening of container by the officers from the Anti-smuggling Department. Using the specialized tools for detection of narcotics they have noticed that in the floor of container was located special compartment with packed and concealed 223 packages of cocaine.

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In accordance with first measurements it is the case of quantity of 250 kilograms of cocaine, with estimated street value exceeding 12.5 million Euros.
The consignor of the goods was Vimtcorp Company from Ecuador, while Rrapo Company from the Republic of Albania was listed as the consignee.
Customs administration has notified the Police administration, which is conducting further actions and measures from its mandate in assistance with the prosecutor’s office.