"Terrorist drug" lab busted in Limburg: Report

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New Dutch police uniforms feature a broad yellow stripe (photo: Politie). New Dutch police uniforms feature a broad yellow stripe (photo: Politie)

A drug lab for producing Captagon pills was discovered in a raid in Brunssum, Limburg. Captagon contains amphetamine and caffeine and is a popular drug among combatant groups in the Middle East, where it is used as an 'upper' to keep fighters awake and alert, according to the Telegraaf.

The drug lab was discovered hidden in a barn early last month. Raw materials for drugs and a machine for making tablets were also found in the barn. Officers found three firearms in a neighboring house. The 40-year-old resident and his 39-year-old girlfriend were arrested and two cars were seized. The police are still looking for two other suspects - two men who fled the scene shortly before the raid.

The police can't yet say with certainty whether the seized pills were actually destined for the Middle East. The investigation is still ongoing. 

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