Large batch of drug lab waste found in Achtmaal

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Achtmaal – At the direction of a passerby, a large batch of jerry cans was found last night in a wooded area on the Roosendaalsebaan. It is believed to be waste from a drug lab. The police are investigating and are calling on people who saw something suspicious in the area last night to contact 0900-8844.

A passer-by called on Monday, May 22, 2023 at around 3:30 a.m. that he saw approximately 20 blue jerry cans lying in a ditch. Police and firefighters went to the scene. They found a large batch, approximately 300 to 350 jerry cans. A large part of the 20 liter jerry cans was empty or contained only remnants of chemicals. Some jerry cans leaked into a ditch. A specialized company cleans up the waste. The police are investigating (neighborhood) and are checking whether relevant camera images have been recorded.

More dumps

It’s already the 31e dumping this year in the Zeeland-West-Brabant unit, while in 2022 a total of 21 dumpings were discovered in this area. This year, nine drug labs have already been dismantled in this unit, in 2022 there will be 14 in the entire year.


The police are calling on witnesses to this drug dumping and/or people who saw a van or truck on Sunday evening or last night in the outskirts of Achtmaal to contact the police via 0900-8844, you can state that it is case number 2023126541. goes.. You can also tip anonymously via Meld Crime Anoniem on 0800-7000.

Update 1:30 p.m
All jerry cans have now been counted. There are 381 in total. One IBC container was also found.

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