AMSTERDAM: Customs officials in Rotterdam seized a shipment of more than 8,000kg of cocaine concealed in a container of bananas, Dutch prosecutors said today, the largest on record in the port.
A spokesman said the drugs had travelled from Ecuador via the Panama canal to Rotterdam before sniffer dogs found them in a container check on July 13.
The seizure had been kept secret to assist in the investigation, which is continuing.
The drugs, with an estimated value of €600 million, have since been destroyed.
No arrests in the case have been made in the Netherlands, the spokesman said.