Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:58
Five arrested in international narcotics investigation
The police performed raids at several locations in Venlo and in Grubbenvorst, Germany as part of an investigation into the the international trade and possession of narcotics. Five people were arrested. The arrested suspects are 4 men from Venlo and one man from Grubbenvorst, aged 35, 39, 41, 44 and 45 years old. Four cars, 3 firearms, several kilograms of soft drugs and several thousand euros were seized. A team has been working on this criminal investigation since early this year, cooperating closely with the German police, the Public Prosecutor, the municipality of Venlo and the tax authorities. On May 7th the German police and Prosecutor seized large amounts of narcotics and money during an operation in Schoenebeck. Two suspects were arrested. They are still in custody.