Italian Police Make Major Heroin Haul on Ship from Iran

Posted on November 8, 2018 9:08 am

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Italian police discovered 270 kg (600 lb.) of heroin hidden in a container that arrived aboard a ship from Iran, the biggest such haul for at least 20 years in Italy, police said on Thursday. The freighter had set sail from the Iranian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas and stopped off in Hamburg, Germany and Valencia, Spain before reaching the Italian port of Genoa on Oct. 17, where police discovered the heroin stashed away in a consignment of Bentonite clay. A police spokesman said investigators were not sure when or where the drugs were brought onto the ship. Police allowed