Cocaine in packages with 'United Russia' logo found in Belgium

The total weight of the cargo was 2 tons
16:41, 25 August 2018

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In the port of the Belgian Ghent the police found a batch of cocaine weighing 2 tons. According to VRT, the drugs were hidden in three containers that arrived from Brazil on board the of ship.

Briquettes with drugs were marked with the logo of the Russian political party "United Russia".

"In total, more than 1900 packages were there, which together weighed about two tons," the federal prosecutor said.

The market value of the drugs found is estimated at 56 million euros. The detained batch became the largest in the history of Ghent.

We recall, on August 22 in Argentina law enforcers burned 362 kg of cocaine, found in March 2018 in the embassy of the Russian Federation.

In Russia, it was claimed that the cocaine batch, found in one of the embassy buildings, belonged to a staff member of the technical delegation, who had already completed the trip by that time.

Earlier Roman Udot, a Russian human rights activist and member of the Council of the Movement for the Protection of Voters' Rights, was denied entry to Ukraine. This human rights activist said on Facebook.

"We were not allowed to go to Kyiv, the reason is not clear, the documents disappeared in an unknown direction. They took us to departure zone forcing to leave luggage in some unguarded and open space along the way, "he wrote.

On the video, also published on his page, Udot specified that he was denied entry due to the fact that he did not name the reason for the visit. At the same time, he stressed that he called the "tourism reason".

According to the human rights activist, he flew from Tbilisi to Vilnius, and in Kyiv a long-term transfer was planned, during which he was going to enter the city. As a result, Udot specified, he intends to go back to Tbilisi.

Press Secretary of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan said that Roman Udot was not allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine, because he "did not provide convincing evidence of the need for this."

Slobodyan also said that Udot was not denied of entry to Ukraine.

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