Six arrested in raids across the south as police act on drugs labs

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Police raided 14 premises across the south of the country on Monday in a major investigation into the production of synthetic drugs.

In total, six people were arrested in the raids, which took place in Venlo, Echt, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Schijndel, Uden and Velden. In total, 100 police officers were involved in the campaign.

All the properties were either used as storage or as production centres, police said. Further details about the investigation will be published later on Monday.

On Saturday, police found three tonnes of hashish and chemicals for the production of ecstasy during a raid on a storage centre in Geleen. However, that case is not connected to Monday’s raids, police said.

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