Massive cocaine seizure at Port of Santos

Living up to its reputation as one of the most effective out of over 100 Customs Port Control Units (PCU) worldwide, the Port of Santos seized 1 482kg of cocaine last week from a container bound for Antwerp, Belgium.

Based on indicators developed using risk analysis techniques and X-ray technology, a container filled with bags of granulated sugar was selected for control. Dr Kunio Mikuriya secretary-general of the World Customs Organisation, said that the success of the operation underlined the success of the Container Control Programme.

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