Wednesday, 28 January 2015
In mid-January, Louvain police were able to dismantle a gang of cannabis producers working out of 2 kebab restaurants in the centre of Louvain. On Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor’s office confirmed information published by Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper. 4 men were charged. Police seized more than 800 cannabis plants and 450 grams of cannabis during their various raids. The investigation began in early 2014, but investigators didn’t have sufficient information to intervene until mid-January this year.
On January 12th, police raided 2 buildings in the town centre, one a former and the other a current kebab house. Cannabis plants were found at both addresses – 300 at the first and 500 at the second. Raids at the homes of various suspects also enabled the police to uncover 450 grams of cannabis.
Four men aged 26 to 30 were brought before the investigating judge. They were charged with violating the drugs legislation as an organized group and served an arrest warrant. The council chamber in Louvain has since confirmed their detention.