News briefing – week beginning 4 May

  • Police in Berlin reportedly found more than 386kg of cocaine, which was shipped to 14 different Aldi supermarkets, inside banana boxes. It is the largest ever seizure of cocaine in Berlin to date.
  • The Colombian government has announced it will stop using glyphosate, a herbicide deemed “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization (WHO), to destroy coca plantations.
  • Four men have been arrested in Essex, UK, after the Metropolitan Police’s Organised Crime Command seized 26kg of cocaine.