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J. Urbach / 20 Minutes

This is the biggest drug seizure in Loire-Atlantique for a very long time.

Between 300 and 400 kg of cocaine were discovered on Wednesday, at the end of the afternoon, in the port area of ​​Nantes-Cheviré.

It was handling agents who found the cargo of narcotics hidden in a sugar container, we learned from corroborating sources, confirming information from

Presse Océan

No suspect was nearby.

Customs handed over the product to the Nantes judicial police, responsible for the investigation, via its branch of the anti-narcotics office (Ofast).

Recent precedents in Montoir-de-Bretagne

Authorities regularly seize drugs from shipments passing through the port, but a seizure of such a large amount of cocaine is unusual

In October 2019, around 140 kg of cocaine from the West Indies had been seized in Montoir-de-Bretagne, on the site of the autonomous port.

More recently, on April 7, 2020, 50 kg of coke had been discovered in a container, also in Montoir-de-Bretagne.


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