French customs find record 51kg of crystal meth at Paris airport

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Officials at Charles de Gaulle airport checking cartons of cereal bags en route from Cameroon to Malaysia found them to be 'unusually heavy'.

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French customs on Friday announced the seizure of a record 51 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of breakfast cereal, reports RFI.

According to a customs statement, customs officers at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport checking cartons containing bags of cereal en route from Cameroon to Malaysia on Tuesday night found them to be "unusually heavy".

They found the crystalline drug, a strong stimulant, in 40 of 70 bags.

"The merchandise is estimated to be worth 3.8 million euros on the illegal retail market," the statement said.

Read more of this report from RFI.

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