The police are continuing to dismantle the drug laboratory discovered on a cargo ship in the port of Moerdijk. The police hope to be able to remove most of the lab from the boat on Sunday, a spokesperson said. So far, more than three hundred liters of methamphetamine oil have been seized. That lab for the production of crystal meth was discovered on Friday. During the investigation, the 80-meter-long ship suddenly began to sink. A kind of booby trap is probably activated remotely. The police think that a pump was operated remotely, causing water to enter. Rijkswaterstaat then installed a sort of screen around the ship to prevent the spread of chemicals and fuel. The polluted water was pumped away and transported with tankers.
To date, more than three hundred liters of methamphetamine oil have been seized. There was also a lot of waste outside the lab spaces and there was a large container that was completely full with around 10,000 liters of drug waste and chemicals for methamphetamine.
The anti-narcotics brigade of the Colombian police has found 2.2 tons of cocaine in the port city of Santa Marta that had to be shipped to Antwerp. The cargo was hidden in a container with 6 bulk bags of copper ore. The bags together weighed 5.9 tonnes. Of these, 2200 kilos were found to be cocaine.
According to local media , the intercepted cocaine is owned by the Mexican Gulf cartel.
At the end of December last year, 126 kilos of coke were also intercepted in Santa Marta , with Antwerp as its destination. The Gulf cartel is also supposed to have been behind that shipment. And in February 2018, 1700 kilos of cocaine were found in the port of Antwerp among a load of bananas . This cargo also came from Santa Marta.