The facts date back to June 4, 2020, in Ottmarsheim in the Haut-Rhin.
Customs officers discovered during a check nearly 172 kg of cannabis herb in a Polish refrigerated truck returning from Spain, reports
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Nearly 172 kg of herbal cannabis can represent for resale 1.7 million euros according to a customs estimate.
The 65-year-old driver, boss of a small transport company in his country, was tried on Wednesday at the Mulhouse criminal court.
At the bar, the defendant reaffirmed that he was unaware of the presence of these narcotics.
He was finally sentenced to four years in prison, with continued detention, a ten-year ban from French territory as well as a customs fine of 686,520 euros.
The tractor in his truck was also confiscated.
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