POLICE SEIZE COCAINE THAT WOULD LAST NEW ZEALAND 30 YEARS
Local police in Wellington have seized a massive amount of cocaine, enough to supply New Zealand for 30 years.
According to New Zealand police commissioner Andrew Coster, the haul contained 81 bales of cocaine and weighed 3.2 tons. It has a street value of around $316-million.
“This is the largest find of illicit drugs by New Zealand’s agencies by some margin.”
The bales were found floating together in the Pacific Ocean. Officials are of the opinion that the area where they found the haul was a “floating transit point” for the dealers involved. The haul was probably on its way to Australia.
“We believe it was destined for Australia, where it would have been enough to service the market for one year.”
eNCA reports that a police photo showed the massive haul was bound by netting and covered in yellow floats. Some of the bales had a Batman symbol on them, and the packages of cocaine inside are labelled with what appeared to be a four-leaf clover print.
Intelligence from the Five Eyes alliance led to the discovery of the haul that’s “more than New Zealand would sue in 30 years.”
Five Eyes is an intelligence-sharing network consisting of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
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