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French police seize 7.1 tons hashish from van in Paris' chic 16th arrondisement

France's finance minister says police made the country's biggest drug seizure in two years when they found 7.1 tons of hashish in Paris' chic 16th arrondisement.

Michel Sapin said in a statement Sunday that agents discovered the drugs, with an estimated street value of 15 million euros ($17 million), in an unoccupied van being used as a temporary storage space.

Last year, French drug agents seized nearly 200 tons of drugs, a record.