Belgian police arrest driver with €100,000 worth of drugs in his car
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Belgian police arrest driver with €100,000 worth of drugs in his car

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After a car chase on Saturday evening, a team of the Antwerp Road Patrol and Surveillance Unit arrested a man with a street value of over €100,000 worth of drugs in his car.

Around 9:15 PM on Saturday, the Antwerp road police wanted to check a Renault Laguna with a Belgian number plate on the E19 motorway.

Initially, the driver of the vehicle indicated to the patrol that he wanted to stop at a safe place, but then proceeded to flee at the A12 motorway interchange. After a car chase of more than 7 kilometres, the car was stopped.

The driver, a Frenchman with no official address in Belgium, turned out to be in possession of 520 grams of heroin, more than 5 kilograms of ketamine, 2500 LSD-trips and 2503 XTC tablets with a total street value exceeding €100,000.

The driver was arrested and his vehicle was seized.

The check was part of a joint cross-border action by police and customs services from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and Belgium against drug trafficking and drug tourism last weekend.

A total of 1,489 people were checked, of which 250 were in possession of drugs, and 25 people were under the influence. 11 people were arrested in total and 12 vehicles were seized.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times