According to the Antwerp public prosecutor, the three dock workers Tuesday night held by the examining magistrate. A 32-year-old man was in the eyes of his colleagues on the quay arrested, a man of 40, and a man of 51 were at home were arrested.
The three men work as a straddle driver. They move containers on sea-going vessels are loaded or unloaded. Drug gangs buy straddle drivers to to South American containers in which the cargo of cocaine is hidden, to exchange with the European containers. These last containers to be less stringently checked by the customs. To have such a “switch” to perform get a corrupt straddle-driver up to 50,000 euros or more paid in.
At the homes of the three arrested dock workers are several luxury cars were seized. One of the accused dock workers has an own company in luxury cars. His lawyer, Carl Slabbaert wanted to yesterday, no comment will be lost. Furthermore, there is a substantial sum of money and a stock of anabolics found.
One of the suspects is Paul J. (51) from Wilrijk. The property of this dockworker in stockholm in the Michel Willemslaan was in July 2017 already taken under fire. His car was then set on fire.