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Antwerp: Police found 1,500 cannabis plants

1,500 cannabis plants were discovered and ten suspects arrested while tampering with a garage in Merksem, Antwerp district, Antwerp police said in a press release on Friday.

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Published on 05/08/2022 at 14:32
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NONine men aged 21 to 43 and a minor were arrested after finding 1,500 cannabis plants in a garage. If the first was arrested by the investigating judge, then the younger was released.

The raid comes after police received a warning from a neighbor a few weeks ago about a strong smell of marijuana coming from a large garage whose skylights were closed. Through the skylight, the police could see a whole array of extension cords and timers. This discovery made it possible to obtain a search warrant from the prosecutor.


Ten men who collected cannabis were deprived of their liberty and transferred to a detention center in Noorderlaan.

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