Germany: Customs' drugs bust finds cocaine, pills, guns

Bags of cocaine buried in plasterboard, vibrant leather trainers and number of wooden-handled pistols were just some of the confiscated items on display at a press conference with the German Customs Investigation office in Berlin on Tuesday. Germany's Federal Finance Minister and acting chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Olaf Scholz presented the annual Customs Report 2017, during... Еще which Zoll staff (German Federal Customs Service) showed some of the goods they found last year. Scholz reported that customs had withdrawn fake goods worth €180 million ($222 million; £155 million) and 120 million cigarettes in 2016, and that the fight against money laundering and terror financing had significantly strengthened the following year. Looking forward to the coming year, the SDP acting chairman said that while preparations for Brexit are underway, uncertainty still lies around how exactly the customs office will be affected.

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