270kg of heroin seized

Whanganui Chronicle - - World -

Eu­ro­pean au­thor­i­ties say they have seized 270kg of heroin in Genoa’s port and al­lowed part of it to travel on, un­der po­lice sur­veil­lance, to its fi­nal des­ti­na­tion in the Nether­lands where two peo­ple were ar­rested. Euro­just, the Eu­ro­pean agency that co­or­di­nates cross-bor­der in­ves­ti­ga­tions, called the drug bust the largest in Genoa in 20 years. Po­lice say 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.

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