Police finds hidden laboratories and 700 kilos of drugs in the Netherlands

In a international police cooperation has managed to avoid that millions of the pills came to Australia. Dutch and australian police have seized 700 kilos of

Police finds hidden laboratories and 700 kilos of drugs in the Netherlands

In a international police cooperation has managed to avoid that millions of the pills came to Australia.

Dutch and australian police have seized 700 kilos of crystalline mdma in Rotterdam. The large amount of drugs had reportedly heading for Australia.

this was stated by The australian police on Friday.

Narkoen was seized in Rotterdam in the Netherlands in august, and triggered a joint investigation.

the Investigation led to the police beat to against the 15 sites in the Netherlands and Belgium, on 5. november. Here, the authorities considered the more secret laboratories and 50 tonnes of chemicals used to produce mdma, the active ingredient in ecstasy.

According to police, there were enough chemicals to produce more than 15 million mdma pills.

On the street in Australia could the pills have brought more than 300 million australian dollars, or nearly 1.4 billion Danish kroner.

11 people have been charged in the case.

Two of the presumed hovedbagmænd, a 58-year-old dutchman arrested in Belgium and a 37-year-old dutchman was arrested in the Netherlands, pending a lawsuit against them in the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old woman has been arrested in Sydney and charged with having attempted to smuggle drugs into Australia. She is sentenced guilty, she may be a life sentence.

- I would like to thank our Dutch colleagues for their expertise in this exploration and their help to keep these substances away from the australian shores, said police commissioner Reece Kershaw from the australian police.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 00:33

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