Largest drug bust in Dutch history

23rd May 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 May 2007, AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch authorities said Wednesday they had carried out the largest drugs bust in the Netherlands' history, seizing 2.5 million Ecstasy tablets and enough raw materials to make 8 million more.

23 May 2007

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch authorities said Wednesday they had carried out the largest drugs bust in the Netherlands' history, seizing 2.5 million Ecstasy tablets and enough raw materials to make 8 million more.

In addition to the 210 kilograms (463 pounds) of materials for making Ecstasy, authorities also found 270 kilograms (595 pounds) of speed and 210 kilograms (463 pounds) of hashish in a warehouse in an industrial park in the southern city of Veldhoven.

"The drugs were packed in buckets and wooden crates," the national prosecutor's office said in a statement, estimating the total value of the haul at "several tens of millions of euros."

No suspects have been arrested yet, the statement said. The drugs were destroyed after several samples were taken as evidence.

[Copyright AP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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