A 31-year-old Dutch man was arrested at the German border last Sunday with a block of cocaine in his car. According to the German police, he was stopped in his car on the A40, just across the Dutch border at the Straelen exit.
At 09.10 the German police checked his VW Golf, which was registered in Düsseldorf. According to police, the man was ‘visibly nervous’. He said he was on his way from Venlo to Düsseldorf.
Upon further inspection, the officers found a pressed block of cocaine weighing 1.15 kilos in a hidden space behind the glove compartment.
The Dutchman was arrested and taken to Kempen police station. A judge has now placed him in pre-trial detention.
In Rotterdam, a kilo of cocaine costs approximately 23,000 euros wholesale.
Once cut and sold on the street, the cocaine could fetch approximately 85,000, according to the German police.