Dutch police seize 2.5 tons of methamphetamine

US & World
Countdown to the Big Game on WOWK
February 07 2021 06:00 pm
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they have made Europe’s biggest ever seizure of methamphetamine after discovering 2.5 tons of the drug stashed behind a wall in a building in the port city of Rotterdam.

Police said in a statement Wednesday that the drugs, which were found last week and have since been destroyed, had a street value of hundreds of millions of euros, and that this “quantity has never before been discovered in Europe.”

Further investigations led detectives to a warehouse in the central city of Utrecht where they discovered 17,500 liters (4,623 gallons) of chemicals that could be used for washing cocaine and producing synthetic drugs.

Police spokesman Thomas Aling said no suspects have been arrested, but investigations are continuing.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Don't Miss

Trending Stories