Czech customs seize cocaine on Czech-German border
08 Nov 2018, 03:32 ( 8 days ago)
Customs officers from Usti nad Labem, a northern Czech city bordering Germany, discovered 1.2 kilograms of cocaine during a road inspection, regional spokesman Jiri Nejedly said on Wednesday.
The value of the drug on the black market could be up to three million Czech crowns (about 132,000 U.S. dollars).
The customs officers had a regular inspection of the vehicles at the order area, when a silver Honda with Czech registration plates was spotted.
As the 41-year-old driver seemed embarrassed and nervous and said he didn't carry any specific goods, the customs officers initiated a detailed inspection.
As a result, a backpack was found in the truck of the vehicle with the drug package inside wrapped in a white towel and black film. The drug test proved the presence of cocaine, said Nejedly.
The driver tried to escape, but got caught. The man was later taken over by police due to the suspicion of committing a crime of illicit manufacturing and handling of drugs and psychotropic substances and poisons.