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Drug suspects stuck in cocaine-filled shipping container call police on themselves

Lisa Micheal 6 Jul 26

Police were called to the port of Antwerp on Wednesday by the men, who were trapped inside a shipping container for several hours, a spokesman for Antwerp's shipping police told CNN.
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"They called the police to get them out of there, because the container was locked from the outside," a spokesman for Antwerp's shipping police told CNN.
The police were in for quite a surprise. "They found a lot of cocaine inside the container," the spokesman said.
The men are currently in custody, and police have opened an investigation.

CNN's Eliza Mackintosh contributed to this report.