French Cops Seize 6 Tons of Cannabis from the Southern City of Marseille in a Drug Bust

by Vishnuprasad on  July 27, 2015 at 8:59 PM Lifestyle News
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French police discovered nearly six tonnes of cannabis resin, known as hashish, in a villa in the southern city of Marseille. Cops also arrested three men in connection with the case, the interior ministry said Monday.
French Cops Seize 6 Tons of Cannabis from the Southern City of Marseille in a Drug Bust
French Cops Seize 6 Tons of Cannabis from the Southern City of Marseille in a Drug Bust

The drug bust came after months of investigation and is one of the biggest seizures of cannabis in France in recent years.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that police had tracked the three men believed to be involved in a vast drug trafficking network to Marseille and the nearby town of Vitrolles on Sunday.

They found 5.6 tonnes of hashish in a villa and another 150 kilos of the drug in a car.

Cazeneuve, who will visit Marseille later Monday, congratulated officers on their "major success".

In 2013, French customs officers seized 7.5 tonnes of cannabis in one day, with 5.5 tonnes found in a truck carrying courgettes and another two tonnes in a truck carrying oranges.

The biggest ever cannabis seizure in France was in 1999 when 23.5 tonnes was seized in one haul.

Source: AFP

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