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Europol says 49 arrested in cocaine cartel takedown; 30 tonnes of drugs seized

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European policing agency Europol said on Monday it had helped co-ordinate the takedown of a cartel managed from the United Arab Emirates believed to control up to a third of Europe's cocaine trade. Police arrested a total of 49 suspects in raids in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UAE from Nov. 8 to Nov. 19, the agency said.
Published 2 months ago · Amsterdam, Netherlands

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