PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Monday April 15, 2015, CMC – A judge in the Netherlands have extended the detention of two elderly men arrested last week after more than six million Euro (One Euro =US$01.29 cents) worth of drugs were found in a container of soft drinks shipped from Suriname on March 30.
Police said the men, ages 79 and 70, whose names and nationalities were not given, appeared before the judge who extended their pre-detention by 30 more days.
The men have been dubbed “Coke grandpas” by the media.
The authorities said that the discovery of the cocaine was similar to a find in Suriname last Tuesday after the Port Control Unit (PCU) discovered cocaine hidden in a shipment of beverages destined for the Netherlands.
One man has since been arrested in connection with the find.