Inside 30 Suitcases on Plane: 1.3 Tons of Cocaine

Paris seizure made on Air France flight from Venezuela

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff | Suggested by BCS

Posted Sep 22, 2013 3:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – There's a joke about "high flying" in here somewhere: Cops at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport have found 1.3 tons of pure cocaine on an Air France jet. The coke was packed inside 30 suitcases on a flight from Venezuela, and had a street value of about $270 million, the BBC reports. The bust was made earlier in September, but was only announced by France's Interior Minister yesterday. He said it was the biggest drug haul in Paris' history, and six people had been arrested in relation to the find.

Air France planes are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
Air France planes are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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