Vatican car carrying drugs intercepted

 French police have confiscated cocaine and marijuana from a car with Vatican plates, after it entered the country from Spain, RTL radio reported.

Paris: 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 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 Tuesday, according to RTL.

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