On Wednesday, Brazilian Customs intercepted 353 kilos of cocaine in the port of Santos. The pressed blocks of cocaine were hidden in barrels with lemon juice. According to local media , the vessels were selected for control after a risk analysis.
The barrels went through a scan after which the packages with cocaine were seen. The destination of the cargo would be the port of Rotterdam.
The authorities suspect that the drugs have been put into the barrels without the sender being aware of it.
Cocaine is shipped from Brazilian ports to Antwerp and Rotterdam on a regular basis.