Po­lice al­lowed drug ship­ment con­tinue

Irish Examiner - - World News -

Au­thor­i­ties have seized 270kg of heroin in Genoa’s port and al­lowed part of it to travel on, un­der sur­veil­lance, to the Nether­lands where two peo­ple were ar­rested. Euro­just, the agency that co-or­di­nates cross-bor­der in­ves­ti­ga­tions, called the drug bust the largest in Genoa in 20 years. Po­lice said the heroin was cam­ou­flaged in bags of ben­tonite, a clay pow­der used in skin­care prod­ucts, which was trans­ported from the Ira­nian port of Ban­dar Ab­bas aboard a tanker named Artabaz.

Genoa au­thor­i­ties seized the ship­ment on Oc­to­ber 17, but al­lowed part of it to con­tinue. Au­thor­i­ties fol­lowed the truck through Switzer­land, Lux­em­bourg, France, Ger­many and Bel­gium and then the Nether­lands.

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