May 14, 2019 / 6:24 AM / 12 days ago

French authorities seize half-tonne of cocaine at Dunkirk

PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities seized half a tonne of cocaine worth around 40 million euros (£34.67 million) in the northern port of Dunkirk last month, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a statement on Tuesday.

The narcotics were found on April 29, in a container ship carrying bananas that had travelled from the small South American nation of Suriname, and French prosecutors were carrying out further investigations, the statement added.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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