French police made one of the biggest cocaine busts in history earlier this month when 1.3 tonnes of the drug was found aboard an Air France cargo flight in Paris.
The stash of pure cocaine was found stuffed into 30 suitcases aboard the cargo plane at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced Saturday.
The discovery was made on September 11 but not revealed until now.
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A source close to the investigation told Agence France-Presse the flight had originated in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, adding that the haul had a street value of some 200 million euros ($270 million).
Valls said it was the biggest drug haul ever made in the Paris area and that four tons of cocaine have been seized in France since the start of the year.