Belgian pharmaceutical companies have supplied drug substances to a Mexican drug lordWednesday, 09 March 2016 13:44
The court will decide on 5 April if the seven men will be taken to trial.
The supplied medical substances contained ephedrine, which is normally a harmless product used in cough syrups. However the substance can also be used in the production of particularly strong methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth of ice”.
The Belgian companies have supplied 66 million ephedrine pills to Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez, who used the pills to produce drugs sold at the market for 360 million euros.
The companies claim that they had simply ignored the final destination of the pills they sold. However, following a closer look at email and telephone exchanges, the court estimates that they companies knew where they went.
Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez is the most notorious and wanted methamphetamine producer and is sought after by American authorities where he risks a life term prison sentence.
Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)
Belgium’s Pro League on Tuesday appealed to fans not to set off firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices in stadiums.
Foreign language trainers at EU institutions are preparing to submit a petition with 4,000 signatures denouncing the precariousness of their…
Police in Brussels have reopened a street close to the European Commission (EC) headquarters after a bomb threat was sent…
The Brussels region has decided to take steps to fight back against its pigeon population problem, according to reports.