Over 50 bricks of cocaine bearing Nazi symbols seized in Peru
A large shipment of cocaine in packages bearing the Nazi flag and with Hitler inscribed on the drug inside have been seized in Peru.
Peruvian anti-drug police seized 58 one-kilo packages bearing the far-right image hidden in a shipping container containing asparagus.
The discovery yesterday occurred in the port of Paita on the country’s northern Pacific coast.
They were found on the Liberian-flagged vessel SC Anisha R that had earlier anchored in a port in Ecuador, according to a police report.
The shipment was destined for a port in Belgium. Other containers were being searched for more drugs.
Peruvian authorities have previously reported finding cocaine in brick-shaped packages with various and strange symbols, but never with one of the flag of Nazi Germany. The country is believed to produce around 100 tons of drugs per year and most leave for Europe by sea,
Peru is the world’s second-largest grower of coca leaf, according to the United Nations, and the world’s second-largest producer of cocaine, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.