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Aachen police find €25,000 worth of heroin disguised as fast food meal

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Aachen police find €25,000 worth of heroin disguised as fast food meal
A woman tried to smuggle heroin into Germany in a fast food paper bag. Symbol photo: DPA
12:05 CET+01:00
A woman tried to smuggle heroin with an estimated street value of €25,000 into Germany in a fast food paper bag, police reported on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old woman was caught by police officers in the city of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Monday near the Dutch border, after she had arrived from the Netherlands by car, according to a police report.

The officers at the border crossing asked the woman to open the trunk, and they then conducted a search inside the vehicle.

They found a brown paper bag from a fast food restaurant, which suspiciously didn't smell of food, but was still full.

The contents of the bag turned out not to be a meal - but it was a small package wrapped in adhesive tape. This contained a brownish substance that a quick test by police showed it to be heroin.

At the police office, the heroin was recorded as weighing 500g with an estimated black market value of €25,000.

The woman was arrested and reported to the police under the Narcotics Law in connection with the illegal import of a large quantity of drugs.

She was then handed over to the Essen Customs Investigation Office, based in Aachen. She was due to appear in court in Aachen on Tuesday.
 

 
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TJ - 30 Oct 2018 14:21
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