27/09 Law enforcement agencies from eight European countries pounced on a Balkan crime organization allegedly running the continent’s largest cocaine distribution network, making 61 arrests and seizing more than four metric tons of the drug, authorities said. Europol said the cartel set up a “cocaine pipeline” from South America to Spain and other European countries.
29/09 Spanish police seize over a tonne of cocaine bound for Europe. Spanish authorities seized more than 1,200 kilos of cocaine off the coast of the Canary Islands, an archipelago frequently targeted by transnational crime groups as a launch point for European-bound cocaine shipments because of its geographical position.
29/09 Indian authorities at the western state of Gujarat seize heroin amounting to nearly 3,000 kilos. The consignment of drugs is reportedly worth around $2.7 billion in the global market. Officials said the consignment, which originated from Afghanistan, had been officially declared as semi-processed talc stones.
30/09 Customs seize €105m worth of cocaine at port of Rotterdam. Police and customs officials have intercepted 1,400 kilos of cocaine hidden in a consignment of cocoa at Rotterdam port, the public prosecution department said on Wednesday. The drugs were found in a container from Colombia and destined for a company in France. They have since been destroyed.
03/10 1,040 kilos of cocaine, worth around €78 million were seized at the Rotterdam port. The cocaine packets were found behind the door of a container. The container was likely used as a temporary hiding spot.
03/10 Ecuadorian police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations. A ton of was bound for Europe. They have also arrested five suspects.