The investigation was launched in the spring of 2016, after the police had gotten over the trade and possession of drugs, mainly cocaine, by members of one family. Through taps and observations, the case was built up systematically. There are strong indications that the organisation operated from four commercial matters, on the Turnhoutsebaan.
The local criminal investigation department of the Antwerp police yesterday on a total of twelve places searches performed. Therefore, a drug detection sniffer dogs deployed. Six people were arrested. Four suspects are currently held. A fifth was released, a sixth suspect will appear tomorrow before the magistrate.
While the action is in total 7 kilos of cocaine were seized. The four cafés on the Turnhoutsebaan after the intervention sealed.