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

(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.

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Sep 23, 2013 9:02 AM CDT
Just goes to show how great airline security and screening of baggage is in other countries. Remember this next time you fly, you never know what is on the plane with you.
Sep 23, 2013 7:27 AM CDT
so that is where they went! i want my stuff back right now! i fly air france one time and just look what they do!!!!!!! ups next time for sure!
Sep 23, 2013 12:33 AM CDT
Beyond the bustings, I am glad that much pure crap was removed from the world market. PLUS, the supplier lost a huge investment.