Norwegian police make largest cocaine seizure in country’s history

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Police made The largest cocaine seizure ever took place in Norway, officials said, when they discovered 1,760 pounds of the drug in fruit boxes in Oslo.

The Norwegian news agency NTB said late Thursday that the drug was found this week after a tip-off German police Which seized 2,645 pounds in Potsdam on Tuesday.

Police did not reveal the exact date the cocaine was found in Oslo, or where the fruit originated from. No one has been arrested in Norway.

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Police spokeswoman Grete Lynn Mitlaed was quoted by NTB as saying it was the largest seizure ever in Norway. She said it was too early to say whether the cocaine was intended for the Norwegian market, or whether Norway was used as a transit point.

The offices of Pamas fruit importer are pictured in Oslo, Norway, on March 30, 2023. The discovery of cocaine in a batch of fruit in Germany leads Norwegian customs officers to make the largest cocaine seizure ever in the country's history at the warehouse.

The offices of Pamas fruit importer are pictured in Oslo, Norway, on March 30, 2023. The discovery of cocaine in a batch of fruit in Germany leads Norwegian customs officers to make the largest cocaine seizure ever in the country’s history at the warehouse. (Hanna Johre/NTB Scanpix via AP)

“We cannot rule out that there are larger networks with connections to Norway,” Lian Mitlaid told NTB.

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The fruit boxes arrived at a warehouse belonging to Bama, a large Norwegian wholesaler of fruits and vegetables, company spokesman Pia Gulbrandsen said in a statement.

Bigger previous bouts of cocaine The agency said Norway was in 2013 when 337 pounds were seized and in 2013 when 319 pounds of cocaine were hidden in crates of bananas.

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