Crystal meth from Mexico worth €3.2 million found in Hilversum

32 kilos of crystal meth found hidden in a magnet in a Hilversum warehouse, 12 August 2019
32 kilos of crystal meth found hidden in a magnet in a Hilversum warehouse, 12 August 2019. (Photo: Politie)

The police arrested three men in a Hilversum warehouse on Monday after finding 32 kilograms of crystal meth. The drugs, with a street value of some 3.2 million euros, were hidden in a magnet that came from Mexico and entered the Netherlands via Schiphol, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The arrested suspects are a 47-year-old man from Almeer, a 32-year-old man from Amsterdam, and a 43-year-old man from Uithoorn. The crystal meth was seized and destroyed. 

Crystal meth seems to be on the rise in the Netherlands. Last month 86 kilograms of crystal meth was found in a container in the port of Rotterdam, the police said. The drugs, worth 8.6 million euros, were hidden in a screw of a mixer for cattle feed and also came from Mexico. In June the police found a massive 2,500 kilograms of crystal meth in a hidden space in Rotterdam building - a record for the Netherlands and Europe. 

The police are finding more and more meth labs and believe that Mexican drug cartels are trying to push the highly-addictive and dangerous drug in Western Europe, police sources told newspaper AD in June. 

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