On 31 August, Deutsche Welle reported that authorities say more than 300 soccer fields could have been planted with the seeds, generating a crop likely to fetch €2.3 billion at street prices at conservative estimates.  The find was made at Cologne/Bonn airport.  Airport workers discovered the seeds in 4 containers of 50 kg each in May, and were headed to Lithuania from the US.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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