Drugs haul ‘big­gest seized in 20 years’

Yorkshire Post - - UK & ABROAD -

Eu­ro­pean au­thor­i­ties say they have seized 595lb of heroin in Genoa’s port and al­lowed part of it to travel on, un­der po­lice sur­veil­lance, to the Nether­lands where two peo­ple were ar­rested.

Euro­just, the Eu­ro­pean cross­bor­der crime agency, said it was the largest drug bust 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 Iran aboard a tanker named Artabaz.

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