Peruvian police seize cocaine parcel with Nazi flag and Hitler’s name printed on outside


Peruvian drug enforcement police on Thursday seized 58 one-kilogram cocaine packages with a picture of a Nazi flag and the name “Hitler” printed in bas-relief on the outside. The drugs were found in the port of Paita on Peru’s northern Pacific coast, near the border with Ecuador.

According to a police report obtained by the Associated Press, the cocaine was hidden inside a shipping container of asparagus on the Liberian-flagged SC Anisha R docked in an Ecuadorian port. The cargo was destined for a port in Belgium.

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In this photo provided by the Peruvian Drug Enforcement Police, police officers hold a cocaine bottle stamped with the Nazi swastika and engraved with the name ‘Hitler’ at the port of Paita in the Piura region of Peru on Thursday May 25, 2023. showing lumps.


The Peruvian Police’s Directorate General of Anti-Narcotics showed The Associated Press a video and photos revealing that the drug was hidden inside the ventilation system of the shipping container. Police continued to search more than 80 containers on board.

Peruvian authorities have reported finding cocaine in brick-shaped packages with a variety of strange symbols, but none with the flag of Nazi Germany.

Peruvian officials estimate that the country produces about 100 tons of drugs a year, most of which leaves for Europe by sea, but small planes carry cocaine to Bolivia en route to ports in the Atlantic Ocean. You can also leave on board.

Police did not say if anyone had been arrested.

Peruvian authorities seized 22 tons of cocaine in 2022.

Peruvian officials estimate that the country produces about 100 tons of drugs annually, most of which is transported to Europe by sea, but even small planes carrying them to Bolivia en route to Atlantic ports have out of the country

Peru is the second largest producer of coca leaves in the world, according to the United Nations, and the second largest producer of cocaine, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

It is not uncommon for drugs to be trafficked to include designed packaging. Last month, parcels of cocaine worth more than $100,000 washed up on several Florida beaches. Imitate the Chanel logo.

In March, Italian police uncovered a large cache of packaged narcotics Decorated with statues of notorious mafia leaders Among them is the recently arrested “Cosa Nostra” boss after 30 years on the run. That same month, a “drug submarine” carrying nearly 1,000 boxes of cocaine was captured off the coast of Colombia. It says “Rocky” And “LMM”.

AFP contributed to this report.


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