Dutch arrested for cannabis plantation

31st August 2007, Comments 0 comments

31 August 2007, BERINGEN (Belgium) – Local police of the Beringen-Ham-Tessenderlo district found a cannabis plantation of about 1,500 plants in a storage area behind a home on the Duistbosstraat in Beringen on Thursday.

31 August 2007

BERINGEN (Belgium) – Local police of the Beringen-Ham-Tessenderlo district found a cannabis plantation of about 1,500 plants in a storage area behind a home on the Duistbosstraat in Beringen on Thursday.

A number of plants were ready for harvest. Two Dutch nationals have been taken into custody in connection with the case. The owner of the home was renting out the storage area to the Dutch, both of whom were arrested on 23 August after local police searched a home on the Scheepvaartstraat in Beringen. The two men, a 60-year-old man and a 34-year-old man from the Dutch town of Kaatsheuvel, had 96 cannabis seedlings in their vehicle at the time.

The examining magistrate in Hasselt decided to hold them in custody. The two have refused to cooperate with the investigation in any way. After detective work by local police, the suspicion grew that the plants in the vehicle were destined for a cultivation area on the Duistbosstraat. Detectives successfully raided the address on Thursday morning.

The plantation, which was equipped with an ingenious ventilation and irrigation system, is thought to have been used for at least a year.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news, Dutch news

0 Comments To This Article