Police made the largest cocaine seizure ever in Norway when they found 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of the drug in a box of fruit in Oslo, officials said.
Norwegian news agency NTB said late Thursday that the drug had been found this week following a tip from German police who seized 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds) in Potsdam on Tuesday.
Police have not released the exact date the cocaine was found in Oslo or where it came from. No one has been arrested in Norway.
Police spokeswoman Grete Lien Metrid told the NTB it was Norway’s largest seizure yet. He said it was too early to tell if it had been used.
“We cannot rule out the possibility that there is a larger network connecting to Norway,” Lien Metrid told the NTB.
The fruit crates have arrived at the warehouse facility of Bama, a major Norwegian fruit and vegetable wholesaler, company spokeswoman Pia Gulbrandsen said in a statement.
The largest cocaine seizures in Norway to date were 153 kilograms (337 pounds) seized in 2013 and 145 kilograms (319 pounds) of cocaine hidden in banana boxes in 2013. said the news agency.
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