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Customs nets big drugs haul at CPH and port

In random checks, customs officers at different locations discovered a total of 24 kilos of cocaine in a single day.

It was a good day for the Danish customs agency Toldstyrelsen. Random checks at Copenhagen Airport and at the ferry port of Rødbyhavn netted a total of 24 kilos of cocaine, the Copenhagen Post reports.

At the airport’s security point, customs agents discovered six kilos of cocaine hidden in luggage belonging to three men.

Earlier on the same day, 18 kilos of cocaine were found weighing down the belongings of a man entering Denmark by ferry in Rødbyhavn, from Germany.

“We continuously run into cocaine and other drugs during our random checks at the airport, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen two seizures of this size on the same day,” said Preben Buchholtz, head of control for Toldstyrelsen.

Both discoveries have now been handed over to the police to deal with.

Counterfeit boom
Earlier this month, the customs agency reported that it was catching more and more people attempting to smuggle illegal and counterfeit goods into the country.

The number of individual cases involving counterfeit goods has shot up over the last five years, from around 1,500 to 2,500 per year, a rise of 60%.

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