€550,000 cash, 30,000 joints found in Tilburg bust

Police lights (Photo: Politie)Police lights (Photo: Politie)

While searching a warehouse on Piusstraat in Tilburg this week, the police found over 550 thousand euros in cash and large amounts of soft drugs. Two suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.

The police raided a property on Piusstraat, on which two warehouses are located, on Wednesday morning. In the one warehouse, the police found nearly 30 thousand joints, 70 kilograms of cannabis, and 20 kilograms of hash. The drugs were seized and removed from the site. There was also a safe, which the police could not get open immediately.

Searching officers also seized a number of apparently expensive jewelry items and watches, four motorcycles, a jet ski and a firearm.

The owner of the warehouse, a 48-year-old man from Tilburg, was arrested for possession of the cannabis and hash. 

Police officers guarded the the unopened safe overnight. While doing so, they arrested a 44-year-old man from Tilburg because he was behaving suspiciously in the vicinity of the warehouses. He turned out to be renting the other warehouse.

Specialists opened the safe on Thursday evening. Inside the police found over 550 thousand euros in cash and another 25 kilograms of hash. The owner of the warehouse could not explain why he was in possession of so much cash.

The 48-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of possessing large quantities of drugs and money laundering. The 44-year-old man is suspected of drug possession. The investigation is ongoing.