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German customs seize 4.5 tons of cocaine, worth $1.1 billion

Aug. 2, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German customs authorities say they have seized 4.5 tons (nearly 5 U.S. tons) of cocaine in a container shipped from Uruguay, a haul with an estimated street value of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). The customs office in Hamburg said Friday that the drugs were seized two weeks ago when...