French police seize 90 pounds of cocaine in plane
Jan. 14, 2016
PARIS (AP) — Police have seized 41 kilograms (90 pounds) of cocaine in a plane at a Paris airport and arrested six Frenchmen involved in a drug trafficking network, including three luggage handlers.
Vincent Annereau, from the Paris judicial police, says the drugs seized last Friday at Orly Airport, south of Paris, are worth more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) at current dealing prices.
Annereau said at a press conference Thursday that the cocaine was in 41 packets divided into two suitcases that were discovered in a plane coming from the Dominican Republic.
The six suspects have been jailed.