Six arrested in cannabis investigation

Police officer holding a cannabis plant
Police officer holding a cannabis plantPhoto: Politie

The police arrested six people in the Geldrop and Helmond region on Monday morning. They are suspected of cannabis cultivation, cannabis trafficking and money laundering, the police announced in a statement.

The suspects, between the ages of 26 and 51 years, were arrested at 5:00 a.m. in a joint action involving the police, Public Prosecution Service, and Tax Authority. Multiple addresses, including the suspects' homes, are now being searched. Searches are happening in Geldrop, Helmond, Deurne and Liessel.

These searches are expected to take up a large part of the day. So far multiple expensive cars were seized, a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant. 

The arrests form part of an ongoing investigation that was launched after the discovery of a cannabis plantation in Limburg in the middle of last year, according to the broadcaster.