Loire-Atlantique - 364kg of cocaine were seized at Montoir-de-Bretagne

We learned that customs officers intercepted 364 kilograms of cocaine in containers at Montoir-de-Bretagne port on Monday.

Loire-Atlantique - 364kg of cocaine were seized at Montoir-de-Bretagne

We learned that customs officers intercepted 364 kilograms of cocaine in containers at Montoir-de-Bretagne port on Monday. This was confirmed by the Rennes prosecutor's Office on Tuesday. Philippe Astruc, prosecutor, said that the seizure took place in containers and there were no arrests. He refused to provide any further details to "not interfere with the investigations".

"The Saint-Nazaire Public Prosecutor's Office has resigned from its jurisdiction to the JIRS (Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction), public prosecutor’s office in Rennes. The magistrate stated that an investigation was given to the SDPJ (sub-directorate to the judicial police), of Nantes, and to the OFAST ("Anti-narcotics Office).

Ten defendants, four Montoir dockers included, were sentenced last October and January to four to ten year imprisonment for their involvement in the illegal importation of cocaine. In four cases involving dockers, between June 2017 to April 2020, investigators found 336 kilos cocaine at Montoir.

These deliveries were a result of traffickers' desire to find "secondary routes" into the European market via ports that are less closely monitored than those at Antwerp, Le Havre, and Rotterdam.

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