Over 100 kilos of dope found in car

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20 Jan, 2011 Updated Thu 20 Jan 2011 11:41 CEST
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German customs officials have announced the discovery of over 100 kilogrammes of hashish and marijuana worth an estimated €620,000 in a car parked at a rest stop near Hannover.

A 42-year-old man from the Netherlands was taken into custody after officers found the enormous stash of drugs in the boot of his vehicle on Monday, according to a statement from the customs office.

The bust netted 98 kilos of hashish and 17 kilos of marijuana following a routine inspection in a parking lot off the A2 motorway between Rehren and Lauenau.

"Customs officials were astonished as they unpacked box after box of narcotics wrapped in plastic foil stuffed in the boot of the vehicle," customs spokesman Christian Wenk said in the statement.

The man's expensive car was impounded while prosecutors continue their investigation into the sensational drug bust.

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