What could be the largest clandestine synthetic drug laboratory ever discovered in the Netherlands was unearthed on the night of Thursday July 29 to Friday July 30 in the south-east, Dutch police said.
The laboratory could manufacture more than 100 kilos of synthetic drugs daily, with a market value of one million euros per day, reported the Dutch news agency ANP, citing the national dismantling service.
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According to the national dismantling service, this is the largest and most professional production site for synthetic drugs ever discovered in the Netherlands,
" Dutch police said in a statement. The laboratory, installed in two hangars connected in the countryside to the south-east, was discovered thanks to information "
coming from encrypted chat messages
", explained the police.
A 62-year-old man of Polish nationality was arrested on the spot, said the police, who did not rule out that “
” would follow. Given the scale of the discovery, the dismantling of the site will last “
certainly until Sunday,
” police said. An investigation has been opened.