Suriname police find cocaine worth over US$2m in container with cassava

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) – Police have detained one man after 50 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the Johan Pengel International Airport.

Police said that this is not the first time they have detained the un-named man in relation to the illegal shipment of drugs.

Head of the Customs Department, Glenn Cruickshank has described the shipment “as the largest catch we have done this year”.

The authorities said the cocaine was hidden in a refrigerated container with ground cassava, destined for the Netherlands. It has a street value of two million Euros (One Euro =US$1.29 cents).

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