Kidnapping, assassination attempt, deal: the police dismantle a criminal organization between Anderlecht and Marseille

Kidnapping, assassination attempt, deal: the police dismantle a criminal organization between Anderlecht and Marseille
Kidnapping, assassination attempt, deal: the police dismantle a criminal organization between Anderlecht and Marseille

This is a big blow for the federal judicial police.A vast police operation coordinated by the Federal Judicial Police of Brussels, in cooperation with several local police zones, resulted in the dismantling of an international criminal organization active in drug trafficking”, we learned today via the Prosecutor’s Office.

Do everything to intimidate

We are talking here about cocaine and cannabis, of which the criminal organization which resold its products found its headquarters in the Peterbos Park, in Anderlecht. “This strategic location allowed them to plan and coordinate their illicit activities across Brussels and beyond. The organization’s ambition was to take control of the narcotics market in the Belgian capital.”

To achieve this ambitious objective in a juicy market (remember that the cannabis market in Europe generates 12 billion euros per year), all attempts were allowed, the police still inform. “Members of the network did not hesitate to resort to armed violence, going as far as assassination and kidnapping attempts to intimidate their rivals and force them to give ground.”

A connection with Marseille established

Law enforcement carried out several simultaneous raids, arresting the main members of the network and seizing drugs, weapons and sums of money. The investigation also revealed that this organization had close links with other criminal groups in France, particularly in Marseille where arrests also took place. These cross-border connections would have made it possible to move large amounts of money between the two countries.

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