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Slovak police seize possible record cocaine stash

Slovak police on February 13 reported that they have seized several hundreds of kilos of cocaine worth several billion Slovak crowns.

Slovak police on February 13 reported that they have seized several hundreds of kilos of cocaine worth several billion Slovak crowns.

This is presumably the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Slovak history, Police Corps Presidium spokesman Martin Korch told the TASR newswire.

Korch refused to provide any further details for the time being.

The price of a gram of cocaine on the black market is currently around Sk3,000 (€90). Discoveries of such quantities of this drug in Slovakia are very rare, if not completely unheard of. Large amounts of cocaine are usually seized in coastal areas in Western Europe, mainly in Spain and Portugal, or in other parts of the world, most often in Mexico, the United States and Columbia. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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