Paris: Vatican car carrying drugs intercepted

Vatican car carrying drugs intercepted
Paris, Sept 17:  French police have confiscated cocaine and marijuana from a car with Vatican plates, after it entered the country from Spain, RTL radio reported.

It said on Tuesday police officers stopped the car, which had diplomatic car plates issued to the Vatican mission in France, at a checkpoint on the Chambery road near the Italian border.

Inside they found four kg of cocaine and 150 gm of marijuana. The two men in the vehicle, Italians aged 30 and 41, claimed they were just drivers and knew nothing about drugs.

Neither the police nor prosecutors would comment on the incident on Tuesday, according to RTL.


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