Police make second largest cocaine haul ever

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20 Aug, 2011 Updated Sat 20 Aug 2011 11:07 CEST
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German police said on Friday they had seized 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds) of cocaine concealed in containers in the northern harbour of Bremerhaven - the narcotics brigade's second largest ever haul.

Harald Chybiak, the head of Berlin's drugs squad, told reporters that the cocaine had been stashed in containers originating from Panama.

He said some 250 men were involved in the search for the drugs shipment, whose market value was estimated at around €5 million and was the second biggest haul since the squad's creation in 1978.

Three men were subsequently arrested in Bremerhaven and four in Berlin, Chybiak said.

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