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German police seize 1.5 tons of cocaine hidden in Guyana rice

Part of the shipment [picture-alliance/dpa/D.Reinhardt photo)
Part of the shipment (picture-alliance/dpa/D.Reinhardt photo)

Authorities in the German port city of Hamburg have found over €300 million worth of cocaine in a cargo ship container from Guyana containing rice.

 

According to Deutsche Welle,  Hamburg authorities discovered 1.5 tons of cocaine in a freight container, one of the largest quantities ever seized in the northern German port city, a spokesperson for the Customs Investigations Office said yesterday.

Rice from this country has been used on several occasions to conceal cocaine.  Some rice exporters from this country have previously been implicated in such shipments.

The massive haul, which has an estimated street value of around €300 million (US$353 million), was hidden between sacks of rice in the container which came from Guyana, local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt said.“The 1.5 tons of cocaine seized may be a highly pure drug, which would be tripled in price for street sales,” the Hamburger Abendblatt quoted an official as saying. 

The container had arrived in Hamburg’s port at the end of June on the 300-meter-long container ship, “CMA CGM Jean Gabriel.”

The container was to be loaded onto a feeder ship together with 11 other transport containers and then ultimately carry the cargo to Poland. As a result, the container was temporarily stored at the Hamburg terminal.

 

Investigators at the Joint Customs and Police Investigation Group (JIT) had reportedly received a tip-off about drug smuggling, Deutsche Welle said.

The container in question was then taken to the city’s Waltershof customs office and examined in a testing facility. Officers found 47 large packages hidden between the rice sacks and within those packages, a total of 1,277 small parcels with cocaine, the report said. 

The parcels all had various symbols on them, including a cat’s face, the Gallic rooster, and the Ampelmännchen (red and green traffic light symbols shown on pedestrian signals in Germany). Several hundred of the packages were marked with the same logo.

Authorities presumed the cocaine was to be distributed from Poland to bulk buyers all over Europe who would then sell the drugs to street dealers. 

A variety of commodities from this country have been used to conceal cocaine including timber and pepper sauce.

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Oh Rass, de new government na even one month doan yet and RK backtrackin' thru Hamburg.  But it does tek about 21 days for some ships to travel from Port of Spain to Bremerhaven, wid stops.   

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Imagine, out of power the PPP raised the dead and rigged the elections and kicked the PNC out of office. Now it seems they reconstituted with RK and started the drug trade.  And all this right under Harmon Hawk eyes.

This means the PNC goose cooked for a long time.

Do you know that you are possessed. Why do you fall for almost every questionable scenario posted here alone, even though there is a contradiction added. Its no wonder you get into so much trouble with admin on this forum.

Its obvious that the letters RK triggered you and you did not understand the entire narrative, especially the last sentence. 

@Baseman posted:

Dr Kevorkian, stop trying to impress yourself.  Go impress dem lil girls with your knowledge on smartphones.

Good thing PNC lost.

You missed out on the Bday celebration. Pablo was there. 

@Tola posted:

Oh Rass, de new government na even one month doan yet and RK backtrackin' thru Hamburg.  But it does tek about 21 days for some ships to travel from Port of Spain to Bremerhaven, wid stops.   

The drugs were shipped in June.

@Former Member posted:

I agree, but do you think they will admit to how it gets into the rice? This will have to be investigated.

They never even admitted to losing, why would they admit.  Investigation already launched.

@Baseman posted:

Dr Kevorkian, stop trying to impress yourself.  Go impress dem lil girls with your knowledge on smartphones.

Good thing PNC lost.

Please take note:

Baseman, if your response is meant for Tola, I would advise you to kindly address him by his alias, Tola. Thank you.

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@Former Member posted:

Please take note:

Baseman, if your response is meant for Tola, I would advise you to kindly address him by his alias, Tola. Thank you.

Damn! is this daycare again?

@Former Member posted:

Damn! is this daycare again?

If any meaningful discussion is to take place on this forum to attract new members, posters needs to abide with the rules.  Some posters seems to be worse than others.  Even though they were suspended a number of times, they never seem to learn. 

The nastiness displayed here is how some treat others in Guyana and look where the country is at presently, decades after independence.

When do we start contributing to the betterment of others, instead of knocking dem down ?  

Folks, when we receive a message that a member is displeased of how he/she has been addressed by another member, we have an obligation to act accordingly. All members reserved the right to be treated with respect. 

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@Former Member posted:

Please take note:

Baseman, if your response is meant for Tola, I would advise you to kindly address him by his alias, Tola. Thank you.

Do we have a Dr Kevorkian as a poster? Well I know we have a Lawyer and now a Doctor, the forum has elevated it's self.

 I don't think Tola is a Doctor, then we are all doctors.  I am called worst every day, ask Mitwah.

@kp posted:

Do we have a Dr Kevorkian as a poster? Well I know we have a Lawyer and now a Doctor, the forum has elevated it's self.

 I don't think Tola is a Doctor, then we are all doctors.  I am called worst every day, ask Mitwah.

Some members do care how they are addressed and some don't. The correct way is to address members by their alias. 

@kp posted:

Do we have a Dr Kevorkian as a poster? Well I know we have a Lawyer and now a Doctor, the forum has elevated it's self.

 I don't think Tola is a Doctor, then we are all doctors.  I am called worst every day, ask Mitwah.

I called you Kaka Poo, because you called me a nasty name first. I don't initiate. I just respond in kind.