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Arrests as police raid trailer park in marijuana hunt

Tuesday 22 January 2013

At least 19 people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the trade of marijuana at a trailer park in the north of Eindhoven, Nos television said on Tuesday.

Seven people who live on the estate and 12 other people were helping process marijuana plants. The plants were not grown on the park itself, the broadcaster said.

Dozens of police officers and government officials took part in the raid. Nos says the army was also involved, using special equipment to try to find hidden storage spaces.

All 13 caravans on the park were searched and various property, including unnamed luxury goods, was seized.

Last year, the mayor of a small town south of Eindhoven called for nationwide action to combat lawlessness on trailer parks.


Earlier stories
Council pays €1m to move trailer park family to new home
Mayor calls for crackdown on lawless trailer parks

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

legalize and licence the production of marijuana. problem solved.

By Robert | 22 January 2013 5:50 PM

Wow, now the country must be a lot safer. Well spent money, govermnent and administrations....

By Mike | 22 January 2013 8:11 PM

Agh! The dreaded deadly drug marijuana raises it's ugly head again, OMG!

Don't forget to destroy the nasty weed when you find it guys, heaven forbid that you sell it on to the coffee shops.

Your guess is as good as mine right? (Duh!)

By The visitor | 22 January 2013 9:24 PM

Police officers - government officials - and the army - for weed? Surely all this effort would be better directed against hard drugs. All this could have been directed against organised crime and their street-dealers. Then it could have saved lives, health and sanity for Dutch citizens. Anyway, I wonder how much of this weed was being cleaned up for sale through the 'back-door' to coffeeshops - and then sold legally.

By Max Harmreduction | 23 January 2013 3:06 AM

The army was Involved??? welcome to fascism 2013.

By Jason | 23 January 2013 9:47 AM

@Max: here is where you miss the point- the problem is not the weed itself, but the fact that caravan park operated as a criminal enterprise, probably with illegal siphoning of money.

By A.L. | 23 January 2013 12:53 PM

Well I know I will feel a lot safer now.

By bobke | 23 January 2013 3:16 PM

Irrelevant , i roughly estimate that 1 of 4 huizen in my buurt sell/grow marijuana.And i am not leaving in a trailer park,au contraire.

By tandapesz | 23 January 2013 7:07 PM

@A.L.: yes mate, I am very much opposed to organised crime. My point was WHY the weed was there in the first place. Coffeeshops need to be legally able to have the weed they sell grown as part of their business model - the way it was '72 to '76. Production of Dutch weed needs to be split so Police can be most effective against organised crime - not coffeeshop suppliers.

By Max Harmreduction | 23 January 2013 10:07 PM

The fact that every marijuana plantation steals electricity from the net is warrant enough for police intervention. These people are no hippies. Illegal weapons, human trafficking, white washing. These people are criminals.
And please Jason, get a live. There has nothing to do with fascism.

By pepe | 23 January 2013 11:57 PM

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