Aude: Record seizure of 2.9 tons of cannabis on the A9

Aude: Record seizure of 2.9 tons of cannabis on the A9

Hidden in a truck of salads and oranges from Spain, this seizure is the largest since the beginning of the year by customs. The customs of the Aude announced Monday to have proceeded to the record seizure of 2.9 tons of cannabis hidden in a truck of salads and oranges, coming from Spain and circulating on the A9 motorway. This seizure of cannabis is the largest in France since the beginning of the year by customs . The take took place in the evening of April 2 during a check on the highway. The customs officers of Narbonne have selected a truck from Spain back to Paris they have forced to stop on a rest area for a check with a mobile scanner, it was also said source. Many “Moroccan suitcases”. The examination, which includes x-rays and photographs, revealed differences in the density of the refrigerated trailer, which was supposed to contain 15 tonnes of lettuce and oranges, the customs added, adding that suspicions “had been reinforced” by a dog sniffer. which marked a stop at the front of the cargo. A trench was thus pierced in the vehicle and made it possible to discover “many ‘Moroccan suitcases’, containing a total of 2,895 kg of cannabis” said the same source. More than 46 tons of cannabis seized in 2017. The driver, a Spanish national, was arrested and handed over to the Perpignan judicial police branch at the court of Narbonne, who relinquished the case to the specialized interregional jurisdiction (Jirs) of Marseille. said the customs. “Record capture of 2.9 tons of cannabis on the A9: I congratulate the customs of Narbonne for their work !,” reacted Monday morning the Minister of Action and Public Accounts Gerald Darmanin on Twitter. In 2017, French customs seized 46.1 tons of cannabis. 2.9 tons of cannabis seized on the A9: I congratulate the customs officers of Narbonne for their work! @douane_france https://t.co/bUJqPqJH75 via @ladepechedumidi – Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) April 16, 2018

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