Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 14:35
Rotterdam heroin labs raided by police
Two heroin laboratories in Rotterdam were raided during a joint action of the French and Dutch police. Five men between the ages of 20 and 29 years old were arrested. They are of Dutch and Moroccan nationalities. The suspects allegedly wanted to export the drugs to France, Belgium and Germany. The French authorities announced the arrests yesterday, which the Rotterdam police confirmed. The men have been in custody since Friday and are awaiting extradition to France. The police seized about 30 kilograms of drugs, including a large amount of pure heroin. They also found 25 thousand euros in cash during the raid. According to the French police, this is a "large criminal organization" that exports 40 kilograms of heroin per week.