The police in Brabant discovered two active drug labs on Friday morning in Eersel and Hooge Mierde, not far from Eindhoven. Four suspects have been arrested.
In Eersel, a drug lab was found in a business premises at the Cigarenmaker. A drug lab was found in a garage of a house on De Stad in Hooge Mierde. There were boilers and jerry cans with chemicals, among other things.
Four men from Eersel (36), Veldhoven (47), Deurne (44) and Aarle-Rixtel (18) were arrested in the building in Eersel. No one was present in Hooge Mierde.
What kind of synthetic drugs were produced in the labs is still unclear. The police, fire brigade and experts from the National Dismantling Facility (LFO) are present for an investigation. The dismantling is expected to take the rest of the day.
According to the police, the raids in both buildings were done after information was obtained from another criminal investigation that synthetic drugs may be produced there.
Past drug labs
These are the third and fourth drug labs discovered this week in Brabant. An amphetamine lab was found in a home in Tilburg on Tuesday. Three men aged 52, 50 and 33 from Tilburg, Gilze and Oss were arrested in the building, in the middle of a residential area. On the same day, a drug lab was found in a holiday home in Hapert. A 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from Oss were arrested.