Brussels police officer arrested for drug dealing

A police officer and three others arrested as part of a drug trafficking forensic investigation will appear before a council chamber on Friday.


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Published on 29.07.2022 at 11:20
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UA police officer from the Brussels-Midi police zone was arrested on a drug trafficking warrant along with three others, the Brussels prosecutor’s office said on Friday, confirming Het Nieuwsblad’s information.

According to Het Nieuwsblad, earlier this week, investigators from the Brussels-Midi police zone carried out a series of searches in Brussels and a number of other places. They found three cannabis plantations under their colleague’s apartment and at two other addresses, totaling around 100 plants. It is also reported that investigators found tens of thousands of euros in cash.

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Suspected police officer V.T. and three other suspects were arrested. They were “imposed an arrest warrant by an investigating judge as part of a judicial investigation into the sale of drugs, in particular cannabis,” the Brussels prosecutor’s office said. “Some investigative duties are still ongoing,” he added. The Brussels-Midi Police Zone explained that the police officer in question had been suspended from duty. The four suspects will appear before the council chamber on Friday. Their lawyers said they would not comment.

According to Het Nieuwsblad, the first suspicions about V.T. appeared after he went to the Netherlands in a company car and with his service weapon to pick up relatives. According to the daily newspaper, he deliberately misled his colleagues when he realized they were on the trail of a drug ring he might be part of.

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