House searches in Molenbeek following shootings

House searches in Molenbeek following shootings
Credit: Belga.

Four house searches have taken place in Molenbeek, local media reports.

Searches were conducted on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the recent shootings that have shaken the municipality.

Belga News Agency have reported that these searches are aimed at an unnamed family-run drug gang, who are said to have played a significant role in street violence across Molenbeek.

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Three people have reportedly been arrested, but local police and the Brussels Public Prosecutor’s Office have declined to offer any further comments for the time being.

This operation comes three weeks after Molenbeek’s Mayor Catherine Moureaux called for police reinforcements in response to the year-long wave of violence her municipality has been under.

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