100 kilos of cocaine seized in Aarhus

Police acknowledge that they confiscated drugs but will not confirm details about the quantity or value of last month’s seizure

A foreign lorry driver is being held on remand after officials seized 100 kilogrammes of cocaine in Aarhus's harbour in late March, according to the tabloid Ekstra Bladet, which called the bust one of the largest in Denmark's history.

The man was presented in court shortly after the seizure, but the proceedings were held behind ‘double locked doors’, meaning that neither the man’s identity nor the charges against him are publicly known.

East Jutland Police were thin on details.

“I can confirm that there has been a seizure,” spokesperson Merete Olesen told Ekstra Bladet. “That’s all I can say.”

According to Ekstra Bladet, the cocaine was discovered during a routine search of the container's cooling equipment. The street value of the seized cocaine was estimated at a quarter of a billion kroner.