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French authorities seize half-tonne of cocaine at Dunkirk

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PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities seized half a tonne of cocaine worth around 40 million euros (£34.67 million) in the northern port of Dunkirk last month, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a statement on Tuesday.

The narcotics were found on April 29, in a container ship carrying bananas that had travelled from the small South American nation of Suriname, and French prosecutors were carrying out further investigations, the statement added.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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