Over $7M Worth of Cannabis Drugs Found in Lorry of Lettuce in France
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
FRANCE – It looks like someone is not living the high life this holiday season after their attempt to hide three tons of cannabis within a shipment of lettuce was thwarted this week. The truck-load, with a reported six million euros’ worth (about $7,121,640 USD) of the drug stowed away inside, was found when French police searched inside at a motorway toll station.
Over 200 kilos of marijuana leaves were snuggly hidden in the lettuce toting crates. Once identified, the drugs were taken by anti-drug police on the A36 motorway in South East France on Thursday, as was told to the AFP news agency on Saturday.
The driver of the lorry was a 60-year-old Spanish national, who was detained in a police station in Bayonne, a French Basque city. Alongside him was an accomplice car driver who seemingly led the way. The two are expected to appear in court on Monday.
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