Three arrests after drug lab discovery

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Oud-Gastel, Bergen op Zoom, Etten-Leur, Steenbergen – In a shed near a house on Meirstraat, officers and the arrest team found a working drug lab on Tuesday evening, May 16, 2023. The residents have been arrested. Two people have been injured.

At around 7:30 p.m., after extensive investigation, officers found a working drug lab in a shed in a home. This lab was presumably used for the production of methamphetamine and MDMA. After investigation, it was found that there was no danger to the environment. Specialists from National Forensic Investigation (LFO) will dismantle the lab today, Wednesday 17 May 2023.

Two people were present in the house. The resident, a 51-year-old man, was immediately arrested. The resident, a 26-year-old woman, started a fight with the arrest team. She was injured herself and had to be taken to hospital for treatment. The injured officer did not require treatment. The woman was later arrested for attempted aggravated assault.

Multiple searches
As a result of this investigation, agents entered even more addresses. This is also the case at a business premises on Van Konijnenburgweg in Bergen op Zoom. Various goods were seized for investigation. One person has also been arrested. When the car of this 38-year-old suspect from Steenbergen was searched, more than 6 kilos of MDMA were found. This has been confiscated for further investigation. The suspect’s home was also searched, but nothing was found there.

A warehouse was also searched in Etten-Leur. Various devices to produce drugs were found in the Florijnstraat. These have been seized for further investigation.

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