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Customs: Cocaine seizures soar since the beginning of the year

“We are still heading towards a record year. This shows the recovery of traffic after the coronavirus, as well as effective agents whose work I want to applaud,” said Gabriel Attal during a trip to Orly airport.

73 tons of drugs

At Paris airports, customs seized 1.1 tons of cocaine in seven months as of July 31, compared with 2 tons in all of 2021.

With regard to cannabis, as of 31 July, 41.25 tons had been seized, including 1.1 tons at Paris airports. In 2021, customs authorities intercepted 74.86 tons of cannabis.

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