published: 26.02.2013, 11:54 | updated: 26.02.2013 11:59:30
Prague - Czech customs officers seized a record shipment of 31 kg of cocaine worth an estimated 60 million crowns at the Prague-Ruzyne airport on Monday, suspecting three Dutch nationals of smuggling the drug, Customs Directorate spokesman Jiri Bartak has told CTK.
The Dutch, two men and a woman, transferred the drug from the Dominican Republic.
This is the ever biggest amount of seized cocaine in Czech history, Barta said.
The officers uncovered the drug in 25 packages placed among clothes in the luggage belonging to the three Dutch nationals who had arrived from Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic.
The officers reportedly decided to check the Dutch passengers based on the information they gained about them during the flight.
"A further expertise will ascertain the amount and quality of the drug," the Prague-Ruzyne Customs Authority spokesman Pavel Drobek said.
He said it is not yet known whether the drug was designed for the Czech or foreign market.
"On the Czech market, the price of one gramme of cocaine is 1500 to 2000 crowns," Drobek said.
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