9 held as police bust 'drug smuggling gang'

24th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 February 2006, BRUSSELS — Brussels justice authorities claim to have busted an important drug smuggling line between Belgium and Morocco.

24 February 2006

BRUSSELS — Brussels justice authorities claim to have busted an important drug smuggling line between Belgium and Morocco.

Federal police arrested five suspects in Brussels and found 180kg of hash in a truck, news agency Belga reported on Thursday night.

Three suspects have also been arrested in Morocco and the alleged leader of the drugs gang was detained in the Netherlands.
 
A large sum of money was seized at the time of the suspect's arrest in the Netherlands.

Raids in Belgium were carried out in Sint-Gillis, Boom and Brussels.

The Brussels judiciary received support from Antwerp colleagues, federal police, a sniffer dog police officer and police officers from various zones.

Two of the Belgian suspects have been described as brothers aged 22 and 29.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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