Montenegro seizes cocaine reportedly hidden among bananas

Montenegrin police have seized practically half a ton of cocaine reportedly hidden in a banana cargo

PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegrin police have seized practically half a ton of cocaine reportedly hidden in a banana cargo, officers and media mentioned on Thursday.

More than 400 kilos (880 kilos) of the drug had been present in a warehouse within the capital Podgorica on Wednesday, the official RTCG tv mentioned.

“This was the second giant cocaine seizure in 5 months,” mentioned Abazovic. “We proceed the joint combat in opposition to drug cartels.”

The Vijesti every day reported that customs officers on the Adriatic Sea port of Bar first noticed the medication few days in the past however authorities determined to not act instantly.

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Small Montenegro, and different Balkan nations, serves as a transit route for drug trafficking towards Western Europe. The NATO member nation has been urged to curb crime to advance in its bid to hitch the European Union.

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