27 people involved in international cocaine trafficking arrested in the province of Liège

International traffic in Cocaine in Cork

On Monday, the Liège federal judicial police carried out 23 searches in the province of Liège as part of an investigation by the federal prosecutor into international cocaine trafficking. More than 300 police officers were mobilized. Twenty-seven people were arrested and quantities of drugs worth 80 million euros were seized.

The searches took place from 5 a.m. on Monday, mainly in the province of Liège, in Huy, Aywaille, Modave-Strée, Ferrières, Verviers, Herve, Comblain-au-Pont and Amay, but also, to a lesser extent, in the provinces from Limburg, to Genk, and in East Flanders, to Thames, according to a press release from the federal prosecutor’s office, confirming information from RTBF.

“Large-scale operation”

They were carried out by the Federal Judicial Police (PJF) of Liège, with the support of the PJFs of Namur, Limbourg, East Flanders, special units, the canine brigade of the federal police and finally the services of the Directorate. general of the administrative police. “More than 300 police officers were engaged in this large-scale operation. The army was also engaged in support for certain searches ”, specified the federal prosecutor’s office, which opened this cocaine trafficking case three years ago, and entrusted the investigation to an investigating judge in Liège.

A dismantled laboratory in Strée

“The first results of the operation, still partial, are eloquent,” continued the federal prosecutor’s office. “Twenty-seven people were arrested, one of whom was the subject of several arrest warrants for other causes, a cocaine processing and packaging laboratory was dismantled in Strée, a cocaine storage place was raided. in Ferrières, a quantity of about 580 kilos of cocaine loaves was seized as well as a quantity of more than 1.6 tonnes of bulk drugs for an estimated market value of 80 million euros ”, he said. it detailed.

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