Of the 28.865 tonnes of cocaine seized, 10.7 tonnes came from Ecuador, 5.214 tonnes from Brazil, 4.478 tonnes from Paraguay, 1.485 tonnes arrived from the United States and 1.287 tonnes from Costa Rica. The increase in the quantity of cocaine seized comes as no surprise. The past 7 years have all been record years for cocaine seized at the port. Since 2013 there has been a 660% in the quantity of cocaine seized at Antwerp docks.
The trend has continued this year despite the global economic crisis and lockdowns having been in force in numerous countries the world over.
The Belgian Customs will continue to invest in new equipment to help located illicit drugs.